Math Talks, Logical Reasoning, and Argument Activities in Math — A Professional Development Workshop on Saturday, February 27th

February 7, 2016 Les Lynn New Projects, News

Argument-Centered Education is conducting a professional development workshop on Saturday, February 27th, 9am – 12pm, at Whitney Young H.S. (211 S. Laflin Ave.), on the use of an argument-centered approach to the teaching of mathematics in middle and high school.  More specifically, the workshop will examine the new methodology of Math Talks and Number Talks, and explore the ways that argument-centered instruction can help make sure that implementation of these teaching formats, in addition to deductive reasoning and other argumentional activities, can enrich mathematics teaching and make math classrooms more college-leveled.

Argumentation has a prominent place in the Common Core, and is pulled out specifically in Math Practice #3 (“Construct Viable Arguments and Critique the Reasoning of Others”).  More broadly, leaders in mathematics instruction are pursuing the ways that math and argumentation theory converge in order to deepen students’ mathematical thinking and fuller comprehension of math processes and practices.

Registration for the 2/27 is easy: simply send an email to  This workshop is being sponsored by Chicago Public Schools’ Office of College and Career Success.