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From: Laura <pyelaura@hotmail.com> To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion Date: 1999090220:25:37 Subject: Re: Incorporating writing into the math curriculum I not only try to incorporate writing into the curriculum, but I also feel that speaking and explanation should be incorporated into our math lessons. I create question cards (copy multiple copies with the correct steps of the solution on the back  try to use dark or thick paper so that the students cannot see the answer through the paper). I usually do the cards the day before a test as a review. The cards are questionside up (so that hey cannot see the answers). Student #1 solves the problem while verbally explaining the steps to the partner. If the partner does not understand a step, he/she can ask questions. When the problem is complete, and both students agree, they check the answer. If they get it correct, they each get 2 points. If they do not agree on a solution, and one of them gets it correct, that person gets 1 point. They should try to agree in order to get the most points. The roles are then reversed. Good Luck!
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