Want to use math journals to increase your students’ written communication and critical thinking skills?
This resource is designed for teachers who want to get started using math journals in the classroom. This pack includes a math journal rubric that can be used to evaluate your students’ work, three math journal templates, and a 14-page resource guide with student work samples— everything you need to implement math journals in your classroom tomorrow.
The 14-page resource guide includes the following topics:
- What are math journals
- Why use math journals
- What makes a good math journal task
- Where to find journal tasks
- How to set-up math journals
- How to assign a journal task
- Introducing the journal rubric
- Components of the rubric
- Scoring the rubric
- Reporting the score
- Communicating with parents
- Student writing samples
The following math journal templates are also included:
- Journal cover (color and black and white)
- Student expectations
- Table of contents
- Grading tools, including labels and quarter-sized rubrics
What’s unique about this pack?
This pack is designed to provide the tools necessary to evaluate your students’ understanding of a specific skill or concept using math journals. Regular use allows for an evaluation of students’ progress over time and creates an excellent portfolio of student work for ARD meetings and parent conferences.
Want ready-made math journal prompts? Check out these resources!
I hope this pack helps to increase your students’ communication and critical thinking skills!- The Routty Math Teacher
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