Writing in the math classroom is extremely important and aids to deep understanding and assessment of mathematics. These 50 8th grade math writing prompts are perfect to help your students explain their understanding of math concepts. 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:
• 3 Number Systems (NS)
• 13 Expressions and Equations (EE)
• 7 Functions (F)
• 13 Geometry (G)
• 11 Statistics and Probability (SP)
• 3 Other (O)
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
• Exit slips
• Interactive notebooks
The questions are numbered to aid in the process of recording and grading.
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