Students develop ownership and increase their understanding of mathematics when they are allowed to discuss alternative perspectives.

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Gloriana González,, is an assistant professor of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She taught middle school mathematics in Puerto Rico and Massachusetts. Her research interests include classroom discourse and problem-based instruction.

Anna F. DeJarnette,, is a doctoral student in mathematics education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is interested in student learning and using interesting problems to teach mathematics.

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