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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 & WritingA 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
• 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://ems.calumet.purdue.edu/mcss/kevinlee/mathwriting/writingman.pdf
• http://www.glencoe.com/sec/teachingtoday/subject/int_writing_math.phtml