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Convince Me

This article discusses an inquiry practice that encourages students to develop their mathematical thinking through discussion. The author describes examples of students taking ownership of their learning when they are encouraged to justify their positions through sound mathematical reasoning. This practice builds a foundation for formal proofs.
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Contributed by: Wendy Petti - Author, Education World - Publisher
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Learning Math Through Problem SolvingThis professional development collection supports teachers as they learn to use problem solving as a vehicle for teaching mathematics. Resources include video clips from actual classrooms, articles that relate helpful techniques and strategies, and several online courses that help teachers to advance problem-solving with their classes. This collection supports Practice Standard 1 and the Problem Solving Process Standard.
CCSS Practice Standard 3This collection assists teachers as they integrate Mathematical Practice Standard 3 into their classroom routines. Encouraging productive student conversations about mathematics builds the foundation that supports this practice. These resources will help teachers learn methods for creating an environment where constructing arguments and critiquing the reasoning of peers is a common occurrence. Additional resources may be found in a companion classroom collection.
Math TopicLogic, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade LevelK, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeInstructional Strategy, Reference Materials, Article

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicClassroom management, Inquiry learning, Professional development, Teaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorWendy Petti - Author, Education World - Publisher
    • Publication Date2009-05-12
    • RightsLimited Reprint Rights
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    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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