Do you need to get your students writing in math class? This resource is a great way to accomplish your goal. It includes 2 types of writing activities to get your students writing about adding and subtracting fractions – explain the process and write your own word problem.
Why should your students write about math?
Understand Your Students Depth of Understanding
By explaining the process for finding a solution, students are able to solidify their thinking and you will have valuable information about their understanding of the topic. This is a great tool for judging a student’s depth of understanding.
Increase Problem Solving Understanding
Encourage students to take their problem solving abilities to the next level by having them create their own word problems. By writing their own problems, students become more adept at solving problems written by others and are better prepared for standardized testing.
These writing activities are great for daily math warm-ups, centers, exit tickets, and interactive journals.
What does this writing resource include?
- Adding – sums less than one
- Adding – sums greater than one
- Mixed Numbers
- Adding – no regrouping
- Adding – regrouping
- Subtracting – no regrouping
- Subtracting – regrouping
What makes this resource special?
This writing about math download includes 84 no prep writing prompts. That is enough writing prompts to support your learners throughout your fraction unit and beyond. Each of the writing prompts is on a half-sheet of paper. Smaller page sizes keep your reluctant writers from becoming overwhelmed by the task of writing.
Want to learn more about how you can help your students write about math? Read this blog post to learn tips of how you can help your students become better writers.
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