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Standards-based assessment and Instruction

Writing in Math

Asking your students to communicate their thinking or to write about their problem-solving process on a particular math task encourages them to analyze their work more closely.

To learn more about ways to encourage your students to write in math, refer to the links below.

Here's What People Are Saying

If you walk into a Tacoma classroom during math instruction, you will see kids huddled around an Exemplars task, cooperatively selecting their problem-solving strategy. Rich conversations will follow, in which students will not only defend their solutions, but also get a chance to study alternative strategies unveiled by other groups assigned to solve that very same problem ...

Gaye Lantz

Curriculum Coordinator

Tacoma School District

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