Up for Debate! Increasing Discourse & Argumentation in Math

Imagine: Debate (often a humanities staple) as an integral part of your mathematics classes. Debate activities have been proven to increase student achievement and understanding. So let's explore ways to incorporate debates into everyday math lessons! Come learn and experience the quick techniques, warm-ups, and other routines to develop rich debating classrooms. Let's explore how to grow students' reasoning and argumentation skills and engage your students as owners of their learning.

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Friday 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
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Saturday 8:30 AM - 9:45 AM
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The Westin Resort & Spa, Whistler

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  • Chris Luzniak

    Chris Luzniak is a math consultant and currently teaches high school math in Ohio. His nearly 20 years of teaching mathematics began in New York City public schools, where he also founded and coached the Speech and Debate team. Through this combination of teaching and coaching, Chris has worked to develop debate routines that bring student voice and discussion into the math classroom. Some of his work can be seen at luzniak.com and in his book Up for Debate! published by Stenhouse Publishers.