Conditions to promote the development of argumentation competence in the mathematics classroom

Horacio Solar Bezmalinovic, Jordi Deulofeu Piquet

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The focus of this study is the orchestration of the argumentation competence in the mathematics classroom. The research group Mathematical Competence (COMMAT) has been conducting researches in teacher training for the development of mathematical competences, including argumentation. In this research we present, through case studies in the mathematics classroom, teachers perceptions of argumentation in the mathematics classroom; the existence of argumentation in the classes observed; the structure of the argument; the teacher's role in promoting development of argumentation; and finally, the conditions to promote argumentation in the mathematics classroom, a point which is the focus of this paper. In conclusion, there are three relevant conditions, three communication strategies to promote argumentation, open mathematical tasks, and a class plan for argumentation orchestration.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1092-1112
JournalBolema - Mathematics Education Bulletin
Issue number56
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • Argumentation
  • Communication strategies
  • Mathematical competences
  • Toulmin model


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