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Mathematics & Writing A Perfect Pair!. Dr. Cynthia Thomas [email protected] University of Pretoria – Dept. of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics. Class Discussion. Think individually Jot down thoughts Small group Share thoughts with group Choose most important idea

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Mathematics writing a perfect pair

Mathematics & WritingA Perfect Pair!

Dr. Cynthia Thomas

[email protected]

University of Pretoria – Dept. of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics


Class discussion

Class Discussion

  • Think individually

    • Jot down thoughts

  • Small group

    • Share thoughts with group

  • Choose most important idea

    • Be prepared to share with class


Mathematics writing a perfect pair

  • Write a definition in your own words.

    • Division

    • Parallel

    • Equation

    • Simplified fraction


Mathematics writing a perfect pair

  • Answer a question

    • What properties do all triangles have?

    • What does it mean to solve an equation?

    • What does subtraction mean?

    • What is most important to understand about fractions.

    • dreaded E word


Mathematics writing a perfect pair

  • Create examples of the skill/concept and explain.

    • Write a paragraph to explain addition to a grade 2 student.

    • When will you use estimation outside the classroom?


Mathematics writing a perfect pair

  • Write about a real-life use of this math concept or skill.

    • Choose a sport. Explain how percentages are used when discussing the sport.

    • An sale advertisement states the house being sold is 35m2. What does that mean?


5 point paragraphs

5 point paragraphs

  • 1 point – opening sentence

  • 3 points – supporting details

  • 1 point – closing sentence


Attitudes and feelings

Attitudes and Feelings

Reflect on your participation in class today and complete the following statements:

  • I learned that I...

  • I was surprised that I...

  • I noticed that I...

  • I discovered that I...

  • I was pleased that I...


Mathematics writing a perfect pair

  • If math were weather it would be…..

  • If math were a color it would be……

  • Math makes me feel……


Mathematics writing a perfect pair

Twenty five black socks and 25 white socks are in a drawer. The lights are off so you can’t see the colors.

1.)How many socks do you have to draw out to

insure you have a matching pair?

2.) How many do you have to draw out to

insure you have a black pair?


Mathematics writing a perfect pair

  • http://www.mcrel.org/pdf/mathematics/0121tg_writing_in_mathematics.pdf

  • http://ems.calumet.purdue.edu/mcss/kevinlee/mathwriting/writingman.pdf

  • http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/subject/int_writing_math.phtml

  • http://www.mathacademy.com/pr/minitext/writing/


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