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Mathematics & Writing A Perfect Pair!. Dr. Cynthia Thomas cynthiasthomas@hotmail.com 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 & WritingA Perfect Pair!

Dr. Cynthia Thomas

cynthiasthomas@hotmail.com

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

• Be prepared to share with class

• Write a definition in your own words.

• Division

• Parallel

• Equation

• Simplified fraction

• 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.

• 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?

### 5 point paragraphs

• 1 point – opening sentence

• 3 points – supporting details

• 1 point – closing sentence

### 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...

• If math were weather it would be…..

• If math were a color it would be……

• Math makes me feel……

### 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?

• 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