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Solving the Problem with Words: How Writing Math Works

Want to help your students love math? Have them write about it! Your students will learn that even math class can be a fun and rewarding learning experience, as you use these exciting techniques and activities to get them engaged with math through the fun art of writing.
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Solving the Problem with Words: How Writing Math Works
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Learn how to make math fun by writing! This video will give you a real teacher's advice! You'll find out how to use fun writing techniques when teaching math like "Learning Logs", "Think/Write/Share", "Note Taking/Note Making", "Shared Writing", making a "Class Book", and how to have your students write their own "Math Stories"!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    One teacher shares her story and insights into why (and even how!) she came to believe that involving the act of writing helps make teaching math a better experience! She also provides you with powerful teaching strategies and techniques to use writing and math together in your own classroom!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    What's a better way of writing with math- "writing with revision", or "writing without revision"? Read this article to find out! You will also be able to review important strategies that were described in another link I've provided-the video that talked about "Learning Logs", "Think/Write/Share", "Shared Writing" and even making "Alphabet books", which your younger students will love!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Hear a teacher describe the steps of writing when teaching math, as well as why writing with math is important! You'll see kids learning about math and using writing as a fun and rewarding tool, as early as the elementary school level- but this works for older students just as well! This video can be shared with teachers and staff to encourage writing as a fun way of bridging subject areas and making learning fun!
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    4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

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    Sara Kaplan says:
    A Middle School ELA and Coordinator of Curriculum teacher shares her ideas on why writing as a tool improves the learning experience, as well as shares four different "Tips" for you to use in your own classroom! Also discussed is the pedagogy behind "Math for America", an "organization that has sites in seven locations, the largest is in NYC" which encourages use of content across subject lines.
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Learn about "Think-Pair-Share" and its sister strategy for advanced "Think-Pair-Sharer"s, "Think-Write-Pair-Share" and what this technique can do for your classroom! It's a great writing-with-math strategy, which will help students over time realize how important communication is when it comes to learning different topics, math included!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Introduce writing in math class with these great lessons which will help you inspire both younger and older students to make their own math journals!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    One teacher provides great advice on using math journals- which are very popular these days when writing during math class! She also offers excellent advice on how to keep the activities ongoing, and shares links with direct lessons you can use to get started, or inspire you to create your own ideas!
  • Sara Kaplan says:
    Help your students get started with their Math Journals today with these encouraging prompts! Journals are great ways to introduce writing into your math classroom, and will help all students think creatively and be less stressed about math. Enjoy!
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