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Providing Opportunities for Closure

To bring closure to each lesson, a “Talk the Talk” task has been provided at the end of the lesson. This task will require students to demonstrate their understanding by writing, solving problems, or presenting to the class. This task can provide closure for students and allow teachers to see what students are taking away from the lesson.

Because a lesson may span multiple class periods, a clear closure should be provided at the end of each class period. It should allow students to demonstrate their awareness or understanding of the primary mathematical objectives for that day. Students may …

  • Discuss the learning goals
  • Summarize their learning
  • Complete an exit ticket
  • Self-assess
  • Write a journal entry
  • Create goals for future learning


Additional suggestions for wrap-up questions include:

  • What was something that you learned from today’s activities?
  • What were the mathematical concepts that you applied today?
  • What concepts do you still have questions about?
  • What did you learn from a mistake or misconception today?
  • What are three things that you or your group did well?
  • What is one thing that you or your group could do better the next time?