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A Writing Workshop in Mathematics: Community Practice of Content Discourse

Linda Fernsten 

November 2007, Volume 101, Issue 4, Page 273

Abstract:
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.

Keywords:
Article
Cross-Content (Math Only) Connections
Curriculum Developer
Communication
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Skill and Fluency