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Writing Station 5

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My Writing Stations integrate writing, and sometimes other content areas, into mathematics. I have provided a Sample solution to help you. You can use it as a station activity, but I have included here two other possible ways to use them. Feel free use them however you see fit to teach your students!

Method 1 (Plan-free, easiest, and effective):
1. Pass out a paper copy to each student.
2. Project the Sample but show nothing but the problem.
3. Have a student read the problem aloud.
4. Give the students time to complete the problem, circulating around the room to give prompts as needed.
5. Uncover the solution steps and go through them with the class.
6. Have students self-grade. Note that only one point is for the correct answer.

Method 2: Think, Pair, Share (Most effective, very light planning, and easy):
1. Familiarize yourself with the problem just enough so that you are confident you can complete it in front of your students.
2. Pass out a paper copy to each student.
3. Project the Problem (not the Sample) onto the board.
4. Have a student read the problem.
5. Give the students 1 minute to work as far as they can alone (Think).
6. Allow the students to partner up to check each other's work and continue working for 2 minutes (Pair). At the end of the two minutes, give more time if necessary.
7. Regain your students' attention, and ask for a student who knows what step 1 is.
8. Guide them towards an appropriate first step of the solution, putting your work and explanation on the board (as in the Sample).
9. Continue until all steps are complete.
10. Have students self-grade. Note that only 1 point is for the correct answer.
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