I’ve been having fun playing around with lesson closes lately. It’s something I’ve been meaning to write up or present on for a few years now, and one of Mike Flynn‘s awesome Mt. Holyoke classes gave me the reason to do it. I’ll be giving a condensed version of that webinar tonight at the Global Math Department. Register and join us if you’re able. If not, I’ll come back to this space and post the video of the webinar once it’s up, in the next day or two.

Update! Here it is: https://www.bigmarker.com/GlobalMathDept/LessonClose

Some resources:

Slides from the webinar

The list of purposes and formats the Mt. Holyoke crew brainstormed

The planning templates for Open Strategy Shares and the six different Targeted Discussions from Intentional Talk

#BecomingMath 318-321 is an excerpt from my book that shows a close with a different pedagogical purpose

Kristin Gray‘s blogpost, “Number Talks Inspire Wonder

Christopher Danielson‘s blogpost, “What Did You Learn?

Max Ray-Riek‘s googledoc gathering the goodies from MTBoS folks playing with #lessonclose

Someday, I would like to explore these ideas further, in writing or a full-day workshop or something. There’s a lot here! But for now, I hope this helps you get started. I know I’m having fun chewing on #lessonclose.


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