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    Visible Thinking: Chalk Talk

    This year we have been learning visible thinking routines from Project Zero to support our students’ development of critical thinking skills. Teachers have been sharing strategies in grade team meetings, and more informally in the student work they display in the hallways. I saw this outside our 10th grade Humanities classroom and got inspired to do it for 11th grade math! I brought in the chalk talk to introduce our summative assessment (create a video about human population growth that applies exponential and logarithmic functions to highlight a global challenge: preserving biodiversity, sustainable resource use, or protecting human rights) by looking at the problem first and considering how math affects…