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Mathematics & WritingA Perfect Pair!

Dr. Cynthia Thomas

cynthiasthomas@hotmail.com

University of Pretoria – Dept. of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

- Think individually
- Jot down thoughts

- Small group
- Share thoughts with group

- Choose most important idea
- Be prepared to share with class

- Write a definition in your own words.
- Division
- Parallel
- Equation
- Simplified fraction

- 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

- 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?

- 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?

- 1 point – opening sentence
- 3 points – supporting details
- 1 point – closing sentence

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...

- If math were weather it would be…..
- If math were a color it would be……
- Math makes me feel……

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?

- 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/