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November 2005, Volume 12, Issue 4

FEATURES

Aiming for Understanding: Lessons Learned about Writing in Mathematics: Reflect and Discuss
Susan O'Connell, Celia Beamon, Jennifer Beyea, Susan Denvir, Leila Dowdall, Nikki Friedland, Joelle Ward
Activities conducted and insights gained by partners in a school/university collaborative project focused on the role of writing in the mathematics classroom. Teachers and university professionals will gain ideas about school/university partnerships, as well as ways to integrate writing into the mathematics curriculum.

Are They Wrong? Or Did They Just Answer a Different Question?
Pamela Wells, David Coffey
Exploration of several examples of students' incorrect answers when solving problems and how classroom teachers can build upon these types of answers in order to deepen students' mathematical understanding.