Upcoming Presentations & Workshops
- Apr 13-17, 2018 at AERA in New York. Hee-Joon Kim, Jennifer Knudsen, Julie Remold, and Nikki Shechtman presented "How Middle School Math Teachers Move Students’ Example-Based Justifications Toward Generalization in Classroom Argumentation"
- April 23, 2018 at 09:30 AM at the NCTM Annual Conference in Washington DC. Harriette Stevens and Jennifer Knudsen presented "Building Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching the Mathematical Practices: A Four-Part Model for Argumentation"
- April 27, 2018 at 09:30 AM at the NCTM Annual Conference in Washington DC. Harriette Stevens, Hee-Joon Kim and Teresa Lara-Meloy led a workshop at the NCTM Annual Meeting entitled "Using Representations: Engaging All Students with the Standards for Mathematical Practice"
- April 27, 2018 at noon at the NCTM Annual Conference in Washington DC. Author Meet & Greet at noon in the Corwin Booth.
- July 17,2018 at 4:00 PM at CAMT, the Texas conference for mathematics educators. Jennifer Knudsen spoke on "Mathematical Argumentation in Four Parts"
Jennifer Knudsen and Harriette Stevens Presented at the National Association of Black School Educators Annual Conference on Thursday, November 16, 2017
Our new book, Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School—The What, Why and How. It's available now!
The book is organized by the four-part model of argumentation we use with teachers and students. It includes mathematics activities well suited for argumentation, advice on teaching moves to support argumentation, and improv warm-up games that; can help teachers set norms productive for argumentation . It includes as much as we have learned from working with teachers as we could pack into 180 pages!
Check Out Our Video from the 2016 NSF Video Showcase “Advancing STEM Learning For All”:
Mathematical Argumentation in Urban Middle-school Classrooms
This video was produced as part of the 2016 National Science Foundation Video Showcase. The NSF Video Showcase presents cutting-edge NSF-funded work to improve teaching and learning. Researchers and educators affiliated with MSPnet, CADRE, CIRCL, CAISE, STELAR, CS10K Community, and ARC viewed, discussed, and commented on each others’ work. Showcase projects also disseminated their work to the public at large, helping NSF achieve its goal of broad dissemination of innovative work.
Jennifer Knudsen, Harriette Stevens and Teresa Lara-Meloy Presented at the National Council of Mathematics Supervisors
Monday, April 11, 2016 from 4:00 - 5:00pm, Room OCC 206
Teaching Mathematical Argumentation Equitably to All Learners in Urban Districts
Researchers and practitioners have collaborated to find new ways to meet the needs of diverse learners in addressing Common Core Practice 3:
- improvisational activities to support productive norms, meeting the socio-emotional learning needs of underserved youth in argumentation.
- technology-based curriculum and structures supporting justification.
Check out our blog post: SRI’s Professional Development Program Helps Math Teachers Improvise and Learn Argumentation Skills
As the Common Core State Standards are being rolled out nationwide, mathematical argumentation—the line of reasoning that shows or explains why a mathematical result is true—has become an important skill for math teachers and students alike. To teach argumentation skills to teachers and bridge the gap between professional development (PD) and classroom practice, SRI Education’s Center for Technology in Learning developed the Bridging Professional Development program. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program has helped middle school math teachers learn improvisational techniques for teaching mathematics argumentation to their students. Read more about the PD program.