**75. MATHEMATICS PROCESS LOGS**(Writing)

**Description:**Process Logs (Martinez and Martinez, 2001) puts mathematical thinking on paper by translating mathematical reasoning and process into ordinary language.

**Application:**Use for word problems during tutoring sessions.

**Process:**Present a blank process log (Addendum below) to students. Refer to a particular word problem and allow time for student to work on log. Review important points with students:

- Personalize thinking by using first person (I, my, me, etc.).
- Include common language as well as mathematical vocabulary.
- Explain problem in a step-by-step manner.
- Point out any particular difficulties or stop points within the problem.

*Reference, graphics, and/or for more information:*

**75. Mathematics Process Logs**

http://ohiorc.org/orc_documents/ORC/Adlit/InPerspective/2009-02/in_perspective_2009-02.pdf

Martinez, J. G. R., & Martinez, N. C. (2001). Reading and writing to learn mathematics: A guide and a resource book. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.