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.