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  • 1. Getting It Write With Math! Facilitator: Cheryl Taylor
  • 2. Four Types of Writing In Mathematics!
    • Affective
    • Procedural
    • Conceptual
    • Creative
    • Bulletin boards, journals, exams
    • Writing may include pictures, numbers or diagrams
  • 3. Affective
    • Students express feelings and experiences with math in their writing.
    • “ Math and Me”
    • “ If I could be any number, I would be . . What are the advantages and disadvantages of being this number?
    • This type of writing allows teachers to assess students with a “less demanding“ task.
  • 4. Procedural
    • Students explain the steps taken to arrive at their answer.
    • When you add fractions with unlike denominators what must you remember to do.
    • Dear Dr. Math
    • I added 27 and 35. My teacher said my answer (52) was wrong. Please explain.
    • This type of writing reinforces skill attainment.
    • Have students think about writing to persuade rather than writing a narrative.
  • 5. Conceptual
    • “ The Big Idea”
    • Explaining how a decimal is like a fraction.
    • Multiplication is similar to addition because . . .
    • Can you tell whether two triangles are similar by knowing just their angle measures?
    • Some examples of odd numbers are . . .
    • These numbers are odd because . . .
    • This type of writing reinforces problem solving skills.
  • 6. Creative
    • Students write about math in a variety of ways.
    • poems
    • riddles
    • songs, raps, nursery rhymes
    • wanted posters
    • This type of writing reinforces vocabulary and language skills.
  • 7. Procedural and Conceptual Understanding
    • The NYS Mathematics Exam!
    • “ On the lines below, explain . . .”
  • 8. Strategies for Multiple Choice Questions!
    • Elimination
    • Backsolving
    • All Things Equal
    • Landmark Values