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How can I effectively integrate meaningful reading and writing in mathematics everyday?

Sep 13, 2013 8:33am

I'm struggling with a 52 minute period, to have meaningful reading and writing in math everyday. I've been able to get the students to discuss math at various parts of the period, but struggle with reading and writing.

  • Math
  • 6-8
  • Common Core


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    • Sep 13, 2013 7:11pm

      You could have them write a math journal - an end of class summary of the lesson, just a few complete sentences about what they learned, questions they have, or ideas they want to explore further. You could even have them read them to each other the next day as a warm-up group activity.

      • May 5, 2014 9:01am

        We just found this great site and have been able to use a few of the articles during the different level and type Math classrooms that I have been in. We just used an article "Icy Mother Nature" after the students read it they were to research the cost of salt and write a letter to the city council outlining the percent of increase in usage and the projected future cost.
        We also asked students to write a math question based on the reading and provide an answer. The lesson went very well and the students were engaged and enjoyed the different activity.

        • Dec 1, 2014 1:04pm

          Using Math journals for them to be able to practice clearly explaining how they solved a problem (using academic vocabulary and precision). They can further their writing by explaining why they chose a particular way to solve it versus others. And why their answer makes sense. Basically, justifying their answers just as they do orally during whole class instruction.