6th Grade Math Writing Prompts | 6th Grade Math Journal Writing Ideas

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Make Sense of Math
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6th, Homeschool
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These thirty-five 6th grade math writing prompts are perfect to help your students explain their understanding of math concepts. Writing in the math classroom is extremely important and aids to deep understanding and assessment of mathematics. These questions go beyond basic fluency of math concepts. Questions help students analyze and think deeply about the mathematics. As a teacher, you can more easily assess understanding from well-structured questions where students must explain and give examples.

Correlating with the common core, these writing prompts contain the following:

  • 6 Ratios and Proportions (RP)
  • 6 Number Systems (NS)
  • 7 Expressions and Equations (EE)
  • 5 Geometry (G)
  • 6 Statistics and Probability (SP)
  • 5 Mathematical Practices (MP)

These writing prompts come in three different formats:

• Paper strips

• Half sheets of paper with space to respond

• Task cards

These can be used in a variety of ways in the classroom

• Openers

• Exit slips

• Interactive notebooks

• Homework

• Assessments

• Games

• Centers

The questions are numbered to aid in the process of recording and grading.

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