- Understand how incorporating discourse in the secondary math classroom influences student learning
- Understand the key characteristics of high quality discussion and argumentation in the classroom
- Identify the three primary types of classroom discussion
- Identify the different activities that inspire each type of discourse
- Understand the appropriate lesson placement for the types of discussion activities

- Your classroom is currently centered around paper/pencil practice
- You wish to incorporate more discussion and reasoning in your lessons
- Students have difficulty explaining their thoughts, problem-solving and reasoning either orally or in writing

- Help develop problem solving and mathematical reasoning skills
- Incorporate new discussion strategies into your bellringer, lesson, or daily practice
- Choose a classroom practice strategy that will encourage discourse between learners

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