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Content Literacy in Math. Using Literacy Strategies in the Math Classroom. TIPS!. Make Content Literacy a priority!!! Vocabulary, Writing, Reading Take it slow—Don’t try to implement everything at one time!! Make sure what you choose to do has a purpose and is meaningful!!

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## Content Literacy in Math

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### Content Literacy in Math

Using Literacy Strategies in the Math Classroom

TIPS!
• Make Content Literacy a priority!!!

• Take it slow—Don’t try to implement everything at one time!!
• Make sure what you choose to do has a purpose and is meaningful!!
• Make vocabulary an everyday part of your classroom—Not just one special day of the week or month.
• If you want students to write in math, you have to teach them how to do so!
Vocabulary
• Book– Teaching Mathematics Vocabulary in Context by: Miki Murray
• Word Wall/ Personal Word Walls
• Once every two weeks:
• Vocabulary Notecards
• Vocabulary Activity

***Use Everyday in Math DISCUSSIONS!***

*** Use in writing!! ***

Word Examples
• Prime--- a number with two factors
• Composite– a number with more than 2 factors
• Distributive Property– a ( b + c) – ab + ac
• Rational Number- a number that can be written as a fraction
Vocabulary Activities
• Crossword Puzzles
• Word Scrambles (Example)
• Fictional Stories (Guidelines/Differentiate)

Life as a Variable

Write a letter to a holiday character

(**Provide a Rubric**)

• Fibonacci Poem (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 5, 3, 2, 1, 1)
• 4 Circles (Differentiate)
Fibonacci Poem

DIVISIBILITY

1 MATH

1 HOUSE

2 DIVIDE

3 WHOLE NUMBERS

5 REMAINDER ZERO

8 WHEN THE LAST DIGIT IS EVEN

5 THEN DIVIDE BY TWO

2 SHOULD BE

1 A

1 WHOLE

Four Circles
• Give a list of vocabulary words, and four circles. Students must group the words into the four circles and give each circle a title!

Words:

Variable Variable Expression Sum Product Quotient Difference Evaluate Integers

Rational Irrational Distributive Terminating Decimal Repeating Decimals Absolute Value

Opposites Natural Constant Term Coefficient Whole Additive Inverse

Commutative Associative

VOCABULARY GAMES!
• NAME THAT VOCABULARY WORD
• TABOO– WITH MATH WORDS!
• I HAVE--- WHO HAS
• BINGO
WRITING IN MATH!!!

TRUE UNDERSTANDING HAPPENS WHEN ONE CAN EXPLAIN A CONCEPT TO ANOTHER!!!!

Writing Guidelines(According to Matkovich)
• Start from Day 1
• It will be a journey!!!
• Model– Model– Model (show examples— good and bad)
• Encourage the use of Vocabulary Words in writing!!
Writing Activities
• Math Story (Given as HW Day 1)
• Team Journal (Interdisciplinary Journal)
• Lesson Summaries
TEAM JOURNAL
• About one every 1 ½ to 2 weeks
• They are checked for completion-but not collected and actually graded
• Have groups read their journals to each other, and pick the best one to share
• Randomly pick students to read (popsicle sticks)
• Have group contest—which group uses the most vocabulary words.
Journal Prompt #1
• Suzy just moved to our school from Washington. She needs you to explain how to complete the following problem. Do not leave out one step or she will be lost:

2 ½ ÷ ¾

Journal Entry #2
• Pretend you are a division sign. Tell me about a typical day for a division sign. Try to include 15 vocabulary words from the word wall.
• Describe the difference between an expression and an equation.
TEXTBOOK SCAVENGER HUNT!

Teach students how to use their Math textbook!!