## Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Where Will the Rocket Land? Putting it all Together - Section 3: Closing + Homework

This task is a good one to get students writing about math and problem solving. For some students, writing about how they solved a problem may be new to them and they may need some additional support to do more than just "show their work." For students who are having trouble getting started, I sometimes sit with them and act as a scribe while they verbally explain their problem solving process. Many students are very capable at talking through how they solved a problem, but have difficulty getting their thoughts down on paper.  I start them off by writing what they say and then ask them to take over, gradually giving them more of the writing responsibility.  I also find it can be helpful to show examples of previous students' work so students have a clear sense about what is expected of them.

Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing About Math

# Where Will the Rocket Land? Putting it all Together

Lesson 10 of 18

## Big Idea: Students use the concepts they have learned about quadratics to find more precise answers to a real world problem.

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### Amanda Hathaway

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