The following questions can be used to fuel a class discussion about giving effective presentations. They are based on a list of characteristics of effective communication derived from discussions with more than 30 mathematics educators.

#### Questions for class discussion

*Based on mathematics presentations you’ve seen,*

*what presentation strategies help you to***understand the content**?*Follow-up question: When should ideas be presented informally? formally? why?*

*what presentation strategies make a presentation***interesting**to you?*Follow-up question: when should details be included?*

*even if all previously identified strategies for giving an understandable and interesting presentation are followed, what technical (or other) problems can***prevent understanding**?*Follow-up question: what strategies could you use to avoid or overcome these problems?*