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ERIC Number: EJ1030755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Resources and Strategies for the Use of Writing Projects in Mathematics
Latulippe, Joe; Latulippe, Christine
PRIMUS, v24 n7 p608-625 2014
As an often recommended but under-utilized pedagogical strategy, writing in mathematics has many benefits for students. However, creating and grading worthwhile writing projects can be more time-consuming than utilizing more traditional forms of assessment. This paper provides a concrete example of a writing project prompt, questions, directions, and rubric which can be utilized in any of a Calculus, Differential Equations, or Mathematical Modeling course. The authors provide strategies for reducing the writing project workload by reusing a well-formulated project prompt to address varying levels of mathematical content. Strategies and author comments about lessons learned while implementing the projects are included.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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