Why Write in Math Class

Author: Linda Schulman Dacey
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1625311613
Format: PDF, Docs
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To help students communicate their mathematical thinking, many teachers have created classrooms where math talk has become a successful and joyful instructional practice. Building on that success, the ideas in Why Write in Math Class? help students construct, explore, represent, refine, connect, and reflect on mathematical ideas. Writing also provides teachers with a window into each student's thinking and informs instructional decisions. Focusing on five types of writing in math (exploratory, explanatory, argumentative, creative, and reflective), Why Write in Math Class? offers a variety of ways to integrate writing into the math class. The ideas in this book will help you make connections to what you already know about the teaching of writing within literacy instruction and build on what you've learned about the development of classroom communities that support math talk. The authors offer practical advice about how to support writing in math, as well as many specific examples of writing prompts and tasks that require high-cognitive demand. Extensive stories and samples of student work from K-5 classrooms give a vision of how writing in math class can successfully unfold.

Writing in Math Class

Author: Marilyn Burns
Publisher: Math Solutions
ISBN: 0941355136
Format: PDF, Docs
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Arguing that students should be writing in math class, the author describes five types of writing assignments for math and presents student work to illustrate her approach and suggestions and tips for teachers.


Author: Robert Gerver
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1623964083
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Write On! Math is a program that offers specific strategies and projects designed to keep your students engaged during math class, strengthen their mathematics, and teach them technical writing skills. Write On! Math is a program that will teach students systematically how to take better notes in math class. Total concentration is a prerequisite to learning how to take better notes. Therefore, a byproduct of taking better notes is staying focused in class. Possibly, as a teacher, you at one time remarked to a colleague how you understood something better (or even for the first time!) when you had to teach it. There is no better way to ensure you know something well than to have to teach it to somebody else. The Write On! Math program requires students to do exactly that—that is why it improves their mathematics as well as teaches them a valuable writing technique not taught in English class. Write On! Math will improve they way you preset material to your students in class and on your handouts.

Marvelous Math Writing Prompts

Author: Andrew Kaplan
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439218603
Format: PDF, ePub
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Suggests writing prompts to encourage students in grades 2-4 to write about their math thinking.

Write about Math

Author: Richard S Piccirilli
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780590674768
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Spark your students' imaginations and get them writing about math with more than 200 fun math writing prompts. The creative ideas included here will help you meet one of the NCTM's five goals-getting students to communicate mathematically. Writing ideas include poetry, bumper sticker slogans, literature response activities, and journal starters. For use with Grades 3-6.

The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017

Author: Mircea Pitici
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400888557
Format: PDF
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The year's finest mathematics writing from around the world This annual anthology brings together the year’s finest mathematics writing from around the world. Featuring promising new voices alongside some of the foremost names in the field, The Best Writing on Mathematics 2017 makes available to a wide audience many articles not easily found anywhere else—and you don’t need to be a mathematician to enjoy them. These writings offer surprising insights into the nature, meaning, and practice of mathematics today. They delve into the history, philosophy, teaching, and everyday occurrences of math, and take readers behind the scenes of today’s hottest mathematical debates. Here Evelyn Lamb describes the excitement of searching for incomprehensibly large prime numbers, Jeremy Gray speculates about who would have won math’s highest prize—the Fields Medal—in the nineteenth century, and Philip Davis looks at mathematical results and artifacts from a business and marketing viewpoint. In other essays, Noson Yanofsky explores the inherent limits of knowledge in mathematical thinking, Jo Boaler and Lang Chen reveal why finger-counting enhances children’s receptivity to mathematical ideas, and Carlo Séquin and Raymond Shiau attempt to discover how the Renaissance painter Fra Luca Pacioli managed to convincingly depict his famous rhombicuboctahedron, a twenty-six-sided Archimedean solid. And there’s much, much more. In addition to presenting the year’s most memorable writings on mathematics, this must-have anthology includes a bibliography of other notable writings and an introduction by the editor, Mircea Pitici. This book belongs on the shelf of anyone interested in where math has taken us—and where it is headed.

Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom

Author: Berinderjeet Kaur
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 981445835X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The third in the series of yearbooks by the Association of Mathematics Educators in Singapore, Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom is unique as it addresses a focused theme on mathematics education. The objective is to encourage teachers and researchers to include assessment of non-cognitive attributes and to use techniques in addition to paper-and-pencil tests that focus on typical problems. Several renowned international researchers in the field have published their work in the book. The thirteen chapters of the book illustrate evidence-based practices that school teachers and researchers can experiment in their lessons to bring about meaningful learning outcomes. A recurring theme in most chapters is the widely circulated notions of formative assessment and assessment for learning. The book makes a significant contribution towards assessment in mathematics. It is a good resource for research students and a must-read mathematics educators. Contents:Introduction: Assessment Matters (Khoom Yoong Wong & Berinderjeet Kaur)Using a Multi-Dimensional Approach to Understanding to Assess Students' Mathematical Knowledge (Denisse R Thompson & Berinderjeet Kaur)Assessing Problem Solving in the Mathematics Curriculum: A New Approach (Tin Lam Toh, Khiok Seng Quek, Yew Hoong Leong, Jaguthsing Dindyal & Eng Guan Tay)Assessing Conceptual Understanding in Mathematics with Concept Mapping (Haiyue Jin & Khoon Yoong Wong)Using Journal Writing to Empower Learning (Berinderjeet Kaur & Chun Ming Eric Chan)Implementing Alternative Assessment in the Lower Primary Mathematics Classroom (Kai Kow Joseph Yeo)Open-Ended Tasks and Assessment: The Nettle or the Rose (David J Clarke)Using ICT to Improve Assessment (Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Angeliki Kolovou & Marjolijn Peltenburg)The Assessment for, of and as Learning in Mathematics: The Application of SLOA (Mo Ching Magdalena Mok)Building Bridges Between Large-Scale External Assessment and Mathematics Classrooms: A Japanese Perspective (Yoshinori Shimizu)Errors in Mathematics Assessment Items Written by Pre-Service Teachers (Jaguthsing Dindyal)Affective Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom: A Quick Start (Eng Guan Tay, Khiok Seng Quek & Tin Lam Toh)Implementing Self-Assessment to Develop Reflective Teaching and Learning in Mathematics (Lianghuo Fan) Readership: Mathematics educators, research students and mathematics teachers. Keywords:Mathematics;Assessment of Learning;Assessment as Learning;Assessment for Learning;Cognitive Domain;Affective Domain;Alternative Assessment

Pre Algebra Out Loud

Author: Pat Mower
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118234030
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An essential guide for teaching students in grades 5-9 how towrite about math Learning to read and write efficiently regarding mathematicshelps students to understand content at a deeper level. In thisthird book in the popular math 'Out Loud' series, Mower provides avariety of reading and writing strategies and activities suitablefor elementary and middle school pre-algebra courses, covering suchkey skills as integers and exponents, fractions, decimals andpercents, graphing, statistics, factoring, evaluating expressions,geometry and the basics of equations. Includes dozens of classroom tested strategies andtechniques Shows how reading and writing can be incorporated in any mathclass to improve math skills Provides unique, fun activities that will keep studentsinterested and make learning stick This important guide offers teachers easy-to-apply lessons thatwill help students develop a deeper understanding ofmathematics.