Expository Writing in Math

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Pupils engage in an activity where one partner reads directions while the other follows those directions to complete a math task (such as bisecting an angle). As a reflection, they examine products to see what information the best directions contained that the others did not.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Team up with an English teacher for the lesson
Classroom Considerations

  • Allow time for preparation before the lesson (selecting poor, average, and good writing samples)
  • Take care in using samples from current classes, especially with examples of poor writing
Pros

  • Incorporates writing in the math classroom
  • Teacher guide includes several optional follow-up activities
Cons

  • Directions for teachers are a bit confusing, such as leaving out how to obtain samples of writing
Common Core