Up for Debate!

Exploring Math Through Argument

High school math teacher and debate coach Chris Luzniak longed to see his math students as empowered and engaged as the students on his debate team, so he began incorporating debate structures and techniques into his math classes. Excited by the growth he saw in mathematical thinking and participation, Chris continued experimenting. Over the years, he developed and refined math debate routines that really work, which he uses daily in his current middle and high school classroom.

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"What are you waiting for? It’s time to #DebateMath!"  —Ilana Seidel Horn

In Up for Debate!, Chris shares stories, examples, and step-by-step routines that will help you build a classroom culture where students do the talking, explain their thinking, and critique each other’s reasoning, all in the context of the math content you're expected to teach.

Inside, you’ll find:

  • Inspirational stories of students debating math in real classrooms
  • Concrete structures and routines that will get your students talking, listening, and debating
  • Specific techniques you can use to transform existing math problems into debatable ones

You'll begin with short speaking and listening routines that take just a few minutes to introduce. When you and your students are ready, you can layer on additional debate routines, until your class is engaged in full-class debates using mathematical reasoning.

With this easy-to-read guide, you don't need to wait any longer. You will be able to start debating in your classroom, tomorrow!

About the Author(s)

High school math teacher and debate coach Chris Luzniak longed to see his math students as empowered and engaged as the students on his debate team, so he began incorporating debate structures and techniques into his math classes. Excited by the growth he saw in mathematical thinking and participation, Chris continued experimenting. Over the years, he developed and refined math debate routines that really work, which he uses daily in his current middle and high school classroom. Chris has been teaching math for the past 15 years, beginning in New York City public schools, and now currently at The Archer School in Los Angeles.

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Product Details

Grade Range: 6-12
Available: 10/31/2019
Item No: 1281
ISBN: 978-1-62531-281-5
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
Hashtag: #DebateMath

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