Writing in Math Class: A Resource for Grades 2–8


How can writing help students think more deeply and clearly about mathematical ideas? Marilyn Burns shares numerous examples illustrating how students sort, clarify, and define their thinking through different types of writing—journal writing, solving math problems, explaining mathematical ideas, and linking creative writing to math. Includes assessment strategies, answers to frequently asked questions, and samples of authentic student work.

Marilyn Burns
208 Pages

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In her usual engaging style, Marilyn Burns conveys the role that writing can play when incorporated into math lessons.

A Measurement Problem
by Marilyn Burns

Figuring Percents
by Marilyn Burns

The Pizza Problem
by Marilyn Burns

Using Protractors in Middle School
by Marilyn Burns

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