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Building Argumentation Skills in Math

Instead of rushing to find a solution, this math activity forces students to slow down, consider evidence, and deepen their understanding of the concepts.

March 4, 2022

At Henderson Inclusion School in Boston, middle school teacher Connell Cloyd uses a collaborative activity called the “carousel” to help his students articulate their math reasoning. This activity was developed by Boston Debate League as part of their Debate-Inspired Classrooms program.

Dr. William W. Henderson Inclusion School

Public, Urban
Grades 2 - 12
Boston, MA

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