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Instruction centered on mathematical argumentation promotes student understanding.

Teaching with Mathematical Argument explores how argumentation, the discussion and debate of a rich math problem, provides all students with a lens for deeper understanding of mathematics.

In this sample, you'll read about:

  • why argumentation matters in math classrooms
  • the importance of challenging tasks in helping students develop argumentation skills
  • how to begin engaging your students in argumentation

Throughout this book, you'll find more ideas for structuring discussions, suggested tasks to try, and guidance for energizing your classroom discussions with a focus on mathematical argument.