Students Need to Take Mathematical Authority

By Jennifer Knudsen | October 22, 2017

Mathematical argumentation is the perfect opportunity for your students to develop their own mathematical authority—their sense of self as creators of mathematics, in charge of deciding the truth for themselves. We elaborate in this excerpt from our new book:

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Knudsen, J., Stevens, H., Lara-Meloy, T., Kim, H., and Shechtman, N. (2017). Mathematical Argumentation in Middle School—The What, Why, and How. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.