Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Is John Guilty - Section 4: Closure

 

Here are some sample rough drafts. I copied the papers after I made comments so you could see what suggestions I made to the students. The main issue with the rough drafts is that most students did not refer to any information in the text. The only evidence they used was their mathematical conversions.

After reading the rough drafts I give the students the papers back along with my district writing scoring guide adjusted to this problem.  I will give the student a week to fix the rough draft and type the final paper. 

I count this assignment as a quiz in my grades to make students do the activity. Students begin to use their reasoning skills in reading and analyzing a situation.

  Writing Across the Disciplines: Rough Drafts and Writing in Mathematics
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Is John Guilty

Unit 7: Trigonometry as a Real-Valued Functions
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Objective: SWBAT determine the angular and linear speed of a moving object

Big Idea: By analyzing data from an accident students will determine whether a driver was speeding when he wrecked his vehicle.

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