The Whole Story: Writing to Support Rich Mathematical Tasks
Math and writing instruction may appear at odds, but they really do work well together!
Explore how writing can strengthen student access to and understanding of new mathematical concepts. Writing can help students engage with a new idea and can also be used to assess their understanding of non-ELA concepts.
We will explore how writing stories can assist students in developing an understanding of distance-time graphs by providing an accessible entry point (low floor) and an opportunity for open ended expression (high ceiling). Use writing to welcome and challenge all learners!
This demo focuses on math, but the process is also useful in other content areas.
Presenter: Cody Holland, Math teacher, Natomas Charter School
Date: Saturday, March 20, 2021
Time: 10:15-11:45 am
Zoom link will be sent on Friday, March 19 after 12 pm.