Avoid off-task behavior, such as horseplay, rolling on the floor, and meowing, with a reliable routine that promotes students' thinking, communication, and social safety in sharing their ideas.
Claudia Bertolone-Smith, email@example.com, is an assistant professor of teacher education in Plattsburgh, New York. She is interested in mathematical discourse, creating positive sociomathematical norms in a classroom, and helping elementaryschool-age students understand fraction concepts.
Linda Gillette-Koyen, koyenL@yahoo.com, is a graduate student at the University of Nevada in Reno. She is interested in task design that provides students feedback and discourse methods that support students as constructors of their mathematical knowledge.