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ERIC Number: EJ914259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
Experiencing the Power of Learning Mathematics through Writing
McCormick, Kelly
Issues in the Undergraduate Mathematics Preparation of School Teachers, v4 Sep 2010
As part of the Writing Across the Curriculum movement, teachers are asked to integrate writing into their teaching of mathematics; however, this can be a difficult task given that most elementary school teachers have had little experience using writing as a tool to learn and communicate their understanding of mathematics. To give students in my mathematics content courses the valuable experience of writing mathematical explanations, writing has become an integral part of my courses for preservice teachers. The paper that follows focuses on how I support strong written explanations in my mathematics content courses for elementary school teachers.
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Texas Tech University. Broadway and Boston, Lubbock, TX 79409-1042. Tel: 806-742-2566; Fax: 806-742-1112; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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