With the shift to Common Core standards, I found that students were required to not only work math problems, but explain them as well. My students struggled with how to create an organized structure for these writing responses. This is when I came up with RAPS. I have seen multiple strategies that help students remember what to include in their writing responses. This one works well for my students, and I hope you find it useful in your classroom as well!
I decided to include “spelling, capitalization, and punctuation” as a motivating reminder for students to write correctly. Whether or not you assess this as a math grade is completely up to you! Personally, I like to encourage writing across the curriculum.
This FREE resource includes:
-flipbook template (for student resource)
-graphic organizer (can be used for differentiation)
-rubric (for easy assessment)