**40. A MATHEMATICAL WRITING GUIDE**(Writing, Feedback, Questioning)

**Description:**The writing guide for mathematics is a step-by-step formatting structure to support students as they synthesize and apply mathematical concepts.

**Application:**Use the Writing Guide for guided practice, in-class review, formative assessment, and homework.

**Process:**Before implementation and assessment, practice procedure with students and have examples for students to see. Instruct students using this step by step process:

1)

**Paragraph One: Problem Statement**

Write answer to this question:

*What is the problem about and what am I supposed to find?*

2)

**Paragraph Two: Work Write-Up**

Explain step-by-step everything necessary to arrive at the answer.

Starter sentences:

*First I …… Then I…. Next I….*

*After that I…. Finally I …*

3)

**Paragraph Three: Answer**

Prove that the answer is correct by referring to the math. (Responses that refer to using a calculator or

double checking are not valid.)

Complete the following sentence:

*My answer is ___________________________________and it makes sense because________________________________________________________.*

Allow students to check each other’s work before turning it in.

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

**40. A Mathematical Writing Guide**

http://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/Writing_to_Learn_Mathematics_306722_7.pdf

Jubinville,L. (2002). Guide For Writing Responses In Mathematics.