## Course: Writing in Math

The Common Core places a huge emphasis on writing in mathematics. How do we teach students how to articulate mathematical thoughts? What role does writing play in a math classroom?

It is important that students be able to communicate their ideas in math through writing and explaining.This does not come easily for children. They have to be taught how to process and express their math ideas into words. We are seeing a push away from math computational skills in traditional instruction, and a pull toward articulating mathematical reasoning through writing and speaking to help our students learn.

**Description**The Common Core places a huge emphasis on writing in mathematics. How do we teach students how to articulate mathematical thoughts? What role does writing play in a math classroom?

**Covered Topics**- How do we incorporate writing in math class?
- When is writing appropriate in math?
- What practices do we need to put in place to help students explain their mathematical thinking in writing?

CompetenciesCompetencies

*Knowledge*- Learn how the Common Core requires children to be able to write and speak about math.
- Learn how students need to use grammatical skills to communicate effectively in math.

*Skills*- Incorporate strategies to help students articulate math ideas in writing.
- Prepare to provide time during instruction for students to write and speak in math class in order to help students build the ability to communicate math thinking.

*Mindset*It is important that students be able to communicate their ideas in math through writing and explaining.This does not come easily for children. They have to be taught how to process and express their math ideas into words. We are seeing a push away from math computational skills in traditional instruction, and a pull toward articulating mathematical reasoning through writing and speaking to help our students learn.