Upcoming Presentations & Workshops

Jennifer Knudsen and Harriette Stevens Presented at the National Association of Black School Educators Annual Conference on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School book cover

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!

Order  Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School—The What, Why and How

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.

Harriette Stevens Teresa Lara-Meloy

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:

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.