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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
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Write a definition in your own words.
    • Division
    • Parallel
    • Equation
    • Simplified fraction
slide4
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
slide5
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?
slide6
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...
slide9
If math were weather it would be…..
  • If math were a color it would be……
  • Math makes me feel……
slide10
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?

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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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