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ERIC Number: EJ1125879
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1076-2175
Using Writing Strategies in Math to Increase Metacognitive Skills for the Gifted Learner
Knox, Heather
Gifted Child Today, v40 n1 p43-47 Jan 2017
Metacognition is vital for a student's academic success. Gifted learners are no exception. By enhancing metacognition, gifted learners can identify multiple strategies to use in a situation, evaluate those strategies, and determine the most effective given the scenario. Increased metacognitive ability can prove useful for gifted learners in the mathematics classroom by improving their problem-solving skills and conceptual understanding of mathematical content. Implemented effectively, writing is one way to increase a student's metacognitive ability. Journal writing in the mathematics classroom can help students by clarifying their thought process while further developing content knowledge. Implementing writing can lead to increased understanding of the problem, identification of additional strategies that can be used to solve the problem, and reflective thinking during the problem-solving process. Reflective writing in mathematics can help students evaluate solution strategies and identify strengths and areas of improvement in their mathematical understanding.
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Language: English
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