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ERIC Number: EJ1175353
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0045-0685
The Important Things about Writing in Secondary Mathematics Classes
Jao, Limin; Hall, Jennifer
Australian Mathematics Teacher, v74 n1 p13-19 2018
In this article, the authors present a writing activity that allowed pre-service teachers to be creative in the mathematics classroom. Inspired by "The Important Book" by Margaret Wise Brown, students explored secondary-level mathematics concepts, discussing various attributes/characteristics of each concept through their written contributions. Although these were pre-service teachers, the authors argue that this activity would be equally successful in a secondary mathematics classroom. In particular, this activity can increase engagement of disengaged students, support students for whom English is an additional language or dialect (EAL/D), and address the literacy general capability of the "Australian Curriculum."
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Australia
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