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Mathematical Literacy: Developing Students’ Writing Skills in Mathematics
Session: 31088

This session will engage participants in developing students’ abilities to explain in writing their thinking processes when solving mathematical problems. The session will focus on building vocabulary skills to develop precise language in open ended responses to mathematical questions. In addition, participants will deepen their knowledge of the complex skill of writing and how to support students in the writing process in mathematics.


Participants will:

  1. Describe the skills required to engage in the act of writing
  2. Identify the techniques used to teach mathematical vocabulary
  3. List three ways to break words into meaningful chunks (morphemes) to increase student understanding
  4. Connect the standards of mathematical practice to writing in math

Target Audience

K-12 Special Educators, K-12 Regular Educators, Math Supervisors and Coaches, Supervisors of Curriculum and Instruction.

Individuals attending this course must arrive on time and stay the duration of the course in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours. Requests for exceptions are to be brought to the attention of the individual´s Superintendent or IU Director prior to the course.

Course Session Information

Days 1
Scheduled Date/Time 
3/28/2018 8:30AM-3:00PM
Session Contact Sonya Barksdale @ 717-901-2268
Instructor(s) PaTTAN Educational Consultant
    /5 Hours        
Individuals attending this workshop must arrive on time and stay the duration of the workshop in order to receive Act 48 Professional Education hours.
Location PaTTAN - Harrisburg Map
6340 Flank Drive
Suite 600
Harrisburg, PA 17112-2793

Location Contact: 
1-800-360-7282 (PA only)  @ 717-541-4960

Auxiliary Aids/Other Info: 
If you are calling from outside Pennsylvania, please contact PaTTAN-Harrisburg by dialing: 717-541-4960
Payment Instructions There is no cost for this course.

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