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Debate-Inspired Teacher Employs Debate Concepts in Math

Reflecting on Math Conversations

February 10, 2022 (Boston Debate League) – In this video, we visit Connell Cloyd’s 7th grade Algebra class at the Henderson K-12 Inclusion School. Connell uses Math Interview, an activity developed by the Boston Debate League’s Debate-Inspired Classrooms program team. Math isn’t typically a subject associated with discussion or debate, but Connell explains how he uses this activity to prompt conversations between students to strengthen their math reasoning and understanding. The Math Interview activity exemplifies the Debate-Inspired Classroom model of engagement, prompting students to voice their decision-making process and deepen their reasoning skills.

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