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Math_May07_ spaight - BIG IDEAS IN MATHEMATICS Use Writing...

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BIG IDEAS IN MATHEMATICS
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Use Writing in Math “Students who have opportunities, encouragement, and support for… writing in math reap dual benefits: They communicate to learn mathematics and they learn to communicate mathematically. NCTM Principles and Standards 2000 Informs teacher Increases math vocabulary Offers extended learning opportunities Allows time to process Helps students think Writing in Math
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What the Research says… When asked to explain their problem- solving processes or to discuss how the math they learned might be used in the real world, students deepen their understanding of concepts and clarify their thinking (Goldsby & Cozza, 2002; Sjoberg, Slavit, and Coon, 2004)
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But how can we collect data on student writing? Data folders could include student writing samples over time Rubrics for scoring student writing give a numeric value to student writing
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Meaningful Distributed Practice What the research says… Distributing study time over several sessions generally leads
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This note was uploaded on 11/11/2011 for the course MATH 112 taught by Professor Jarvis during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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