Hand Raising and Cold Calling – examining the efficacy of age old practices

February 24, 2019 Mathematical Musings, Updates for Math Educators - News by Susan Finn No comments

Some students will then raise their hands, and others will not. The teacher now has an on the spot decision to make. Who should they call on? What if only some students raised their hands? What if no students raised their hands? Posing a question and asking for hands up for a correct response places the teacher in a position to make multiple in the moment decisions. I believe we have some alternatives to this age-old practice that may better serve learning.

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