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.
