6. Attend to precision.

How are middle school teachers helping their students attend to precision?

How can students be helped to:

  • communicate precisely to others
  • use clear definitions in discussion with others and in their own reasoning
  • state the meaning of the symbols they choose
  • careful about specifying units of measure
  • calculate accurately and efficiently
  • give carefully formulated explanations to each other

What are you doing to help students develop this practice? What makes it hard? What challenges are you encountering?