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**Mathematics & Writing A Perfect Pair!**

Dr. Cynthia Thomas University of Pretoria – Dept. of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics

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**Class Discussion Think individually Small group**

Jot down thoughts Small group Share thoughts with group Choose most important idea Be prepared to share with class

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**Write a definition in your own words.**

Division Parallel Equation Simplified fraction

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**Answer a question What properties do all triangles have?**

What does it mean to solve an equation? What does subtraction mean? What is most important to understand about fractions. dreaded E word

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**Create examples of the skill/concept and explain.**

Write a paragraph to explain addition to a grade 2 student. When will you use estimation outside the classroom?

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**Write about a real-life use of this math concept or skill.**

Choose a sport. Explain how percentages are used when discussing the sport. An sale advertisement states the house being sold is 35m2. What does that mean?

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**5 point paragraphs 1 point – opening sentence**

3 points – supporting details 1 point – closing sentence

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**Attitudes and Feelings**

Reflect on your participation in class today and complete the following statements: I learned that I... I was surprised that I... I noticed that I... I discovered that I... I was pleased that I...

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**If math were weather it would be…..**

If math were a color it would be…… Math makes me feel……

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**Twenty five black socks and 25 white socks are in a drawer**

Twenty five black socks and 25 white socks are in a drawer. The lights are off so you can’t see the colors. 1.)How many socks do you have to draw out to insure you have a matching pair? 2.) How many do you have to draw out to insure you have a black pair?

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**http://www. mcrel. org/pdf/mathematics/0121tg_writing_in_mathematics**

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