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Getting It Write With Math!2


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Getting It Write With Math!2

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