Writing to Learn Mathematics Strategies That Work, K-12

ISBN-10: 0435083295

ISBN-13: 9780435083298

Edition: 1992

Authors: Joan Countryman

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I would recommend this book to all mathematics teachers because it has a wealth of ideas that could easily be used in the classroom. - The Mathematics Teacher Investigating interesting problems about the world makes mathematics compelling and engaging, but many students experience math as simply a set of rules and procedures to memorize and repeat on tests. Writing, however, frees students of the idea that mathematics is a collection of right answers owned by teachers. In Writing to Learn Mathematics, Joan Countryman demonstrates how you can dramatically improve students' reasoning capabilities using: journals learning logs letters autobiographies investigations formal papers. The text provides descriptions of writing activities that classroom teachers can use to enhance the learning of math and includes examples of student writing, from short journal entries to excerpts from longer research papers. Most helpful are the topics suggested to explore at different levels of the primary and secondary mathematics curriculum, including descriptions of student responses to these presentations. Readers of Writing to Learn Mathematics will discover how writing can help students develop concepts and thinking skills as well as free them to recognize what they know--and what they want to explore.
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Book details

List price: $26.25
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 4/6/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 101
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

Joan Countryman is assistant head for academic planning at Germantown Friends School in Philadelphia, where she has taught mathematics since 1970, and is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania. Since 1985 she has worked with the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation as a master teacher in a program offering summer institutes for secondary mathematics teachers. Joan has lectured extensively on new trends in elementary and secondary mathematics education, on gender and mathematics, and on the use of writing in mathematics classes. Her approach to teaching and learning mathematics is described by William Zinsser in a chapter of book, Writing to Learn.

Writing to Learn: Teaching and Learning Mathematics
The Writing Process Getting Started: Freewriting
Learning Logs
Other Strategies Autobiography Journals: Language
Cognition
Document Features
Journal Conversations
A Teacher's Journal
Some Practical Considerations Word Problems and Problems with Words: The Emperor's Oats
Words in Mathematics Formal Writing: The Writing Process
Papers Evaluation and Testing Reflections in the Classroom: The Classroom Climate
Habits of Learning
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