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 (PDF, 125KB)

Talk moves A4 poster (PDF, 75.7 KB)

Talk moves flashcard (PDF, 142KB)

Talk moves pie chart (PDF,, 81.7KB)


  • Numeracy
  • Teaching and learning

Business Unit:

  • Educational Standards
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