ERIC Number: ED342023
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Writing across the Curriculum: Mathematics.
Contemporary learning theory supports the use of writing as a cognitive tool to enhance retention and assist students to understand abstract mathematical concepts. Using writing activities in the intermediate grade and secondary classroom enhances the learning of mathematics and is a way of making mathematics more reachable to those students who have labeled themselves as math illiterates. Students can personalize practice problems provided in their text by writing a short word problem that represents the practice problem. Students can write definitions of mathematical terms in their own words to personalize the definitions. Students can prepare a written explanation of errors they make on a particular test or assignment. Each of these activities maintains a direct focus on the mathematical concept while requiring students to express themselves in writing. (RS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Writing Contexts
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English (81st, Seattle, WA, November 22-27, 1991).