Talk moves

Classroom talk is a powerful tool for both teaching and learning. Rich, dialogic talk supports students in making sense of complex ideas and builds classroom communities centred around meaning-making. 'Talk moves' are the tools used by teachers to support rich, meaningful classroom discussion in mathematics.

Posters, flashcards and a chart have been created for teachers to use in the classroom. It aims to help prompt the following:

  • wait time
  • turn and talk
  • revoicing
  • reasoning
  • adding on
  • repeating
  • revise your thinking.


Talk moves A3 poster 125.14KB

Talk moves A4 poster 75.68KB

Talk moves flashcards 142.36 KB

Talk moves pie chart 81.72 KB

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