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What effective teaching strategies can I use to incorporate writing into my math class?

Sep 13, 2013 8:51am

  • Math
  • 6-8
  • Engagement


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    • Sep 13, 2013 8:07pm

      There are 2 similar threads with this same question that were also just posted. I will repost my answers here:
      Including group work/projects that require a write up about the process and what they learned. Finding relevant articles from science journals/newspaper for reading activities. Having students read word problems out loud. Have students write their own word problems (making this a contest and picking a few to be on a test as the reward can be really motivating).

      You could also 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 students read them to each other the next day as a warm-up group activity.