A Writing Workshop in Mathematics: Community Practice of Content Discourse

  • A Writing Workshop in Mathematics: Community Practice of Content Discourse

    Linda Fernsten
    The well-planned writing workshop is an effective tool for expanding the mathematical discourse of students and helping them become more skillful writers in the discipline. This article reviews a step-by-step process for conducting a workshop and details different reader response strategies. It also offers suggestions and examples for various types of mathematical writing assignments that lend themselves to productive workshop discussion.