The right time to start writing

  • The right time to start writing

    Tutita M. Casa
    Communication has long been emphasized in standards-based instruction (NCTM 1991; 2000), yet little distinction has been made between oral and written forms. Nonetheless, both the mathematics and the English language arts Common Core State Standards (CCSS) documents continue to hint at the importance of writing mathematically (CCSSI 2010). The third of the Standards for Mathematical Practice (SMP 3) (CCSSI 2010a) implies that students are expected to write because they are to read others’ arguments. The Writing standards (CCSSI 2010b) also call for elementary school students to write across the curriculum, which includes mathematics.
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