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Keywords

Mathematics--Study and teaching (Primary);

Abstract

Writing in math has given me a much better benchmark-driven curriculum. I know more clearly how to help students accomplish math benchmarks. I used to have a separate time for the students in my classroom to write and a separate time for my students to do math. Nearly two years ago, I had the idea of writing in math. I read what other teachers had tried and I tried to include more writing in math. The results have confirmed my belief that writing in math is a worthwhile practice. Writing in math gave my students a greater understanding of math. It showed me what the students understood and it exposed their misconceptions. Reading the students' math writing helped me make instructional decisions and assess student progress. Writing in math offers an interactive way for students to communicate what they have learned, so that teaching is not a one-way street (Stix 1994). Now we still have a time in our classroom to write and a time to do math, but our math time also regularly includes writing about math.

Year of Submission

2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Rick C. Traw

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Date Original

2003

Object Description

1 PDF file (20 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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