This is the summary of a presentation given at the 74th Annual NCTM Meeting, 25-28 April 1996, San Diego, CA.
This interactive session will help in the planning and incorporating of writing assignments for all content areas. The Standards indicate that students need to be encouraged to write in a variety of ways and to write often. Learn and discuss ways of grading these assignments that can be structured so as to allow immediate feedback to the student while also allowing the instructor the ability to assess learning. Participants will be exposed to a variety of activities which encourage writing in mathematics. These include analytical questions, summaries of daily concepts, projects and papers, group work (both in-class and out) and labs and classroom assessment instruments. Participants are encouraged to share ideas they have used in the classroom and to bring samples for the participants. Discussion will center around these as well as methods for evaluation students' progress and performance, and evaluative tools for the instructor to test effectiveness.
Julane B. Crabtree (Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS)
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