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 About Math
  Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing About Math
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Where Will the Rocket Land? Putting it all Together

Unit 4: Quadratics!
Lesson 10 of 18

Objective: SWBAT transform a quadratic into vertex form, and then use this form to find and interpret the graph’s vertex and x-intercepts.

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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