Monday, November 4, 2013

2 Easy Ways to Squeeze Writing Into Math Lessons (And Make it Fun!)

You and the kids will have fun with these two tips for writing in math class:

1.  Use humor.

Kids love hilarity, so why not associate laughter with math and writing? 

Have the kids write...
  • Math jokes
  • Silly math related stories, poems and songs
  • Use their stories to make math madlibs
  • Funny ways to remember formulas and problem solving steps
  • For 10 minutes on a funny math prompt 

2.  Let them teach.

Kids also love to teach you. To review, evaluate, or even teach a new concept, have the kids write a tutorial on...

  • How to do a specific type of problem
  • Explaining a math concept
  • The best way to learn ____ (math facts, the problem solving steps, etc.)

Bonus Ideas

  • Blog their writing.
  • Create a math newsletter written by the kids.
  • Have the kids write interviews for mathematicians.

Class Discussion

How do you incorporate writing into your math class?

Participation Points

Answer the Class Discussion question in the comments for 50% off Primary Lined Journal Paper.

Happy Homeschooling!
Mrs. Redd

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