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ERIC Number: ED415115
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 15
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Using Writing Journals in the Mathematics Class.
Taylor, Pamela A.
The fourth goal in the 1989 "Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics" by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is for students to learn to communicate mathematically. The call for this implies that students should be given opportunities to use all communication vehicles available. Writing journals is a vehicle for communication that mathematics teachers can easily integrate in their classrooms thereby helping students not only to learn but also aid the development of their mathematical communication skills. It is the position of this paper to support the premise that writing stimulates and enhances learning. The use of writing journals in the mathematics classroom will help students learn to communicate mathematically and provide a medium in which to use mathematical terminology for explaining concepts and applications thereby developing and clarifying their understanding. Students are not the only ones to profit from writing journals, as indicated by experts, writing journals can also be an instructional tool for teachers. Contains 19 references. (Author/NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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