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Incorporating Journal Writing with Math Lessons

Because students are now required to write thoughts and explanations as part of their answers in math, journals have become a necessary teaching tool in this subject. In addition, journals provide students with a place to dig deeper about math concepts and express questions they may have. This list of resources provides you with demonstrations on how to incorporate math journals into your own classroom.
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Incorporating Journal Writing with Math Lessons
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BloomBoard Asks:How do you promote writing in math class?
Lolita RicoApril 29, 2016
I used math centers during my lessons in 2nd grade and one of the centers encouraged students to write during math time. My writing center allowed students to write their own math problems and/or write a letter to a younger sibling or schoolmate explaining what math concept they learned. I would drive engagement by selecting student created word problems as homework problems for the class so students feel like they have a hand in the learning process and they feel proud to have the whole class bring their word problem home to work on.