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  1. Writing Math (Learning and Mathematics) - Joan Countryman; Math Forum
    In her 1993 book Writing to Learn Mathematics, Joan Countryman, the Head of Lincoln School in Providence, Rhode Island, explores the relation between math and writing and provides a comprehensive description of the approach she takes to teaching math in middle and high school. Countryman stresses the idea that the use of writing exercises in math classes leads to both a better understanding of the material and heightened math communication skills. The techniques Countryman employs in her classroom include journals, freewrites, learning logs, written descriptions of problems, autobiographies, and formal papers. A geometry.pre-college newsgroup discussion. more>>


 
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  1. Journal Writing and Investigations - Stephen Cicioni, Manheim Township Middle School
    Download PDFs documenting one seventh grade classroom's journal writing and investigations: possible journal entries, yes/no day, cube sticker, words to algebra, absolute value, investigation quiz, lawn mower business, cheapest can, volume of a box, stick ...more>>

  2. Miss Maggie's Earth Adventures - Kathy Smith
    An animated site for students that offers free curriculum material for teachers. Math activities are based on the concepts in the animation and help students see the relevance of math in daily lives and in making important decisions. Stories suggest ...more>>

  3. Selected Papers - Louis A. Talman
    "An Unfortunate Metaphor" [the assembly line], Notices of the American Mathematical Society, 40 (1993); "Weekly Journal Entries - An Effective Tool for Teaching Mathematics," Using Writing To Teach Mathematics, MAA Notes, No. 16, Mathematical Association ...more>>

  4. SEQual Project (Statistics Education in Quantitative Literacy) - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
    A Pennsylvania project to help teachers use statistics in the classroom. Workshop information, newsletters, and lesson plans; some lesson plans include sample worksheets or journal entries: Origami Frogs, The Wave (on how long it takes to do "the wave" ...more>>


 
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