***** FULL YEAR OF MATH QUICK WRITES *****
Use these prompts once a week for a full year to get students to write about math. Topics covered include:
- Solving problems when working in a group
- How students learn best in math
- Common misconceptions students have about being successful in math
- Knowing how to look for information that is important in a math problem
These warm-ups can be done in a math journal and require the students to write their thoughts and feelings about math and math problems. This helps students to organize their thoughts in a constructive way.
How to implement;
1. Introduce the math warm-up and have students quietly record their thoughts in a math journal. (they should keep this the whole year)
2. If there are students that want to share allow them to express their ideas and have a class discussion about the topic of the day.
3. Read through the students thoughts and get a glimpse into how their brain works and what makes them successful.
4. Follow this pattern once a week for the entire year. It is great as a Monday exercise to get students ready for class.
***--- SEE A CHANGE IN HOW STUDENTS LOOK AT MATH ---***
Great for most grade levels to use! Can be done in a class discussion format as well!