This product includes 20 unique math journaling prompts for students.
There are two types of prompts included:
The first type of prompt asks students to analyze the errors in an already solved problem and write about what mistakes were made and how to correctly solve the problem
The second type of prompt, gives students a problem to solve and instructs them to explain their problem-solving process, as well as justify or defend their final answer.
Students need to be able to go beyond basic computation skills in math, and develop their conceptual understanding of how math works and why. By analyzing errors, they are given the opportunity to think deeply about math in different situations, and explain the thinking behind the solution. Claim 1 on the SBAC assessment, which is 50% of the test questions, includes these type of activities. This is a great way to expose your students to SBAC-style questioning and to develop their familiarity and comfort with them.
You can use these prompts in a writing center, as a whole group activity, an early finisher activity, small group math practice...
I’ve grouped the prompts by type, but you can print them and alternate them so your students get exposure to both types of thinking frequently.