By Pam Koutrakos Perpendicular. Ratio. Integer. Function. Simplify. Math, like every part of our day, is laden with lingo. For some students, this makes problem solving intimidating. When we see students trying to tackle this challenge, we need to take action. We can strategically teach middle grades learners to talk and jot about their math thinking with expertise and confidence. Like a rocket launch, there will undoubtedly be plenty of ongoing, personalized checkpoints. However, here is a streamlined, easily replicable…