## Reflection: Relevance Supporting Their Writing in Math: Class Collaboration and the Google Doc - Section 2: Phase 1: Using Google Docs to Help Students Write Clearly About the Inverse

With the Smarter Balance Tests or PARC tests on the horizons, I know I have to prepare my students to write about math very concisely, accurately and clearly in order to prove their thinking. I designed this lesson to transition into dividing by Powers of 10, but first I wanted them to really hone in on understanding the inverse. They will use this writing today to think through how we use Powers of 10 to divide in tomorrow's lesson. They have to show place value understanding and it is really easy to slip into habits of talking about "subtracting" or "adding" zeroes. This lesson supports both math and writing CCSS standards, as well as MP 3. I am hoping the dialogue is rich and it solidifies understanding of how to write about math better.

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Relevance: Connecting Writing

# Supporting Their Writing in Math: Class Collaboration and the Google Doc

Unit 9: Division Unit
Lesson 13 of 21

## Big Idea: Students use a class Google Doc to write their understanding of the relationship between two equations. Afterward, they examine and collaborate using the sentences they all have written to learn how to write about math.

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Math, Language Arts, division, multiplication, Writing in Math, technology, number and
60 minutes

### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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