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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 – 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 35m 2. 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. The lights are off so you cant 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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