Check out my guest post on Minds in Bloom, where I explain the benefits of journaling and how to implement journaling in your own math classroom.

I recently added

**30**more journal starters to my "Writing in Math Class?" resource. That means you have**60**starters to help get your students thinking beyond the numbers in math class.
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Good luck and happy journaling!

It is important to see writing in different contexts; I believe in horizontal alignment in that I make sure that different content areas are infused into my lesson that I am teaching. Last August, my mathematics department, including myself, went to a writing conference. However, the ideas that we got were never implemented at the campus. I am bringing that back to my classroom for this year.

ReplyDeleteI LOVE using journals in my math class. It is so important for students to be able to write about the process that they are using to solve the problems!

ReplyDeleteAs part of understanding the mathematical processes it is imperative that we provide students with multiple opportunities to represent and demonstrate what they know in mathematics. The processes of connecting, reasoning and proving, representing and reflecting can all be taught, practiced and assessed using math journals. Love that you have created a resource to support this essential but often misunderstood area of math.

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TeachingisagiftI've tried in the past to use a journal successfully and it worked in Science but I struggled in my math class. I'm excited to have my students write about how they solved a problem or where they are continuing to struggle.

ReplyDeleteI am looking forward to using this wonderful resource because I have a hard time getting the kids to explain.

ReplyDeleteMy class does journal but I need a wider variety of prompts.

ReplyDeleteMy goal for this year is to do more writing in my math class. This would be a great resource to help me get started.

ReplyDeleteI really want to implement journaling into my guided math this year. What a great way to start!

ReplyDeleteHave not really tried journaling in math. Would love to get it started. They need to know it all works together!

ReplyDeleteSuch a great addition to incorporate in math. Getting Kids to write about the math process helps with building understanding. Definitely a great resource to have.

ReplyDeleteI started using INB in math last year. This year I want to have students write more to clarify their thinking about problem solving and conceptual understanding.

ReplyDeleteI like writing in math because it kids to think differently about the numbers. It helps them to see patterns, I think, too.

ReplyDeleteSuch an awesome idea! My students can learn how to do the math but they lack the understanding and reasoning behind it. This will definitely help!

ReplyDeleteCan't wait to use INB and writing prompts in our middle school math class this year! All of our students will benefit, but especially our ELL and refugee students who need additional language practice!

ReplyDeleteI use interactive notebooks and am intrigued to try journaling!

ReplyDeleteI love seeing kids' mathematical thoughts in writing. I am able to quickly pick up on misconceptions they have or great connections they have made.

ReplyDeleteI love how I can actually see my students thinking. Sometimes they have a better way to solve the problem they I do!

ReplyDeleteI have been using journals with my students for the past four years. The benefits of using journals are amazing. Marsha Watt

ReplyDeleteI might try math journaling with my seventh graders. I'm afraid my high schoolers would look at me like I'd grown a second head.

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