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Using oracy in mathematics at Lawrence

Our children speak and listen through a series of strategies at Lawrence:


Rote: drilling of facts and ideas through repetition


Recitation: accumulation of knowledge through questions designed to stimulate recall


Instruction and exposition: telling our children what to do, or explaining facts and procedures


Discussion: the exchange of ideas with a focus on information sharing and problem-solving


Dialogue: achieving common understanding through structured, cumulative exchanges