Up for Debate!

  • Title:Up for Debate! Exploring Math Through Argument
  • Author:Chris Luzniak
  • Publication Date:October 2019
  • Grade Level:6-12
  • ISBN:9781625312815
  • Publisher:Stenhouse

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!


Author Bio

Chris Luzniak is currently a math teacher and department chair at The Archer School for Girls in Los Angeles. Chris is also an instructional coach, working with teachers in both math and science to develop real-world debate routines and activities for students. 

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