Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Writing About Math in the Cafeteria - Section 4: Looking at Math Writing & Closing


As with most activities in the classroom, students will do what we actually ask them to do! I find this idea especially relevant to writing about math. If we give students the space and opportunity to write about math and let them know what our expectations are, they will do it! It just takes some regular practice and maybe for students to know this kind of work is not going away.  I have found that some students who struggle with math really enjoy and feel empowered by the writing process. They are able to bring in a skill they are stronger in into math class.

  Getting students in the habit of writing about math
  Writing Across the Disciplines: Getting students in the habit of writing about math
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Writing About Math in the Cafeteria

Unit 1: Introduction to Algebra: Focus on Problem Solving
Lesson 10 of 14

Objective: SWBAT solve a complicated word problem. SWBAT examine student writing in order to identify key elements of mathematical writing.

Big Idea: Doing the math backwards and forwards! Students solve a complex word problem and examine written work about problem solving to improve their math writing skills.

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