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ERIC Number: EJ907009
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-19
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1473-0111
Assessing Understanding through Reading and Writing in Mathematics
Adu-Gyamfi, Kwaku; Bosse, Michael J.; Faulconer, Johna
International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning, Nov 2010
The mathematics education community recognizes the integrality of reading and writing in learning and communicating mathematics knowledge. Unfortunately, many students have yet to significantly experience this integrality in their mathematics classrooms despite the power these tools offer teachers for assessing student knowledge. This paper explores the integrality of reading and writing in mathematics and outlines techniques that can be utilized in mathematics assessment to create experiences that promote reading and writing as tools for articulating mathematics understanding.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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