## Reflection: Real World Applications Explain Your Answer (Fractions) - Section 3: Closure

Writing in math is crucial.  From past experiences, I have found that the quality of student writing has declined over the years.  As a math teacher, I want to make sure my students are capable of being successful in the real-world.  I feel that my incorporating real-world writing scenarios in my math lessons will enhance the students level of understanding.  If they can write about, then they understand the skill.  If they can relate to it, then they feel the importance of it to their lives.

This lesson provided the students an opportunity to analyze and discuss with their classmates.  As they composed their written responses, it gave them an opportunity to hear other's thoughts and wording of their explanations.  I feel that the students gained knowledge of how to restate a prompt and how to use their models to help with their explanations.  I plan to continue having the students write daily durng their boardwork.

Writing to Explain
Real World Applications: Writing to Explain

Unit 1: Fractions
Lesson 5 of 22

## Big Idea: When students write to explain, it gives a clear picture of their understanding. Visual models can assist the students in solving the problems.

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### Rose Monroe

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