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Writing in math class : a resource for grades 2-8

Author: Marilyn Burns
Publisher: Sausalito, CA : Math Solutions Publications ; White Plains, NY : Distributed by Cuisenaire Co. of America, ©1995.
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Writing in Math Class presents a clear and persuasive case for making writing a part of math instruction. Author and master teacher Marilyn Burns explains why students should write in math class, describes five different types of writing assignments for math, and offer tips and suggestions for teachers. In her usual engaging style, Marilyn Burns tells what happened in actual classrooms when writing was incorporated  Read more...
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Burns, Marilyn, 1941-
Writing in math class.
Sausalito, CA : Math Solutions Publications ; White Plains, NY : Distributed by Cuisenaire Co. of America, ©1995
(OCoLC)756454495
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marilyn Burns
ISBN: 0941355136 9780941355131
OCLC Number: 34029317
Description: x, 197 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Contents: Why students should write in math class: Goals for mathematics instruction --
Using writing to support learning --
Using writing to assess understanding --
Types of writing assignments: Keeping journals or logs --
Solving math problems --
Explaining mathematical ideas --
Creative writing and math --
General writing assignments --
Tips and suggestions: Establishing purpose and audience --
Helping students write --
Benefits of cooperative learning --
Using students' writing --
Giving feedback.
Responsibility: by Marilyn Burns.
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Writing in Math Class presents a clear and persuasive case for making writing a part of math instruction. Author and master teacher Marilyn Burns explains why students should write in math class, describes five different types of writing assignments for math, and offer tips and suggestions for teachers. In her usual engaging style, Marilyn Burns tells what happened in actual classrooms when writing was incorporated into math lessons. Illustrated throughout with student work. With a foreword by Susan Ohanian.

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