Students often know the answer to a story problem, but they do not know how to explain their answer using words. Also, educators who excel in the teaching of math and its concepts may not be as skilled in helping students organize and complete these written descriptions. This PDF from Jan Cosner, an award-winning teacher, offers an effective solution for all students and teachers, both in state tests and in life.
This lesson will help students do the following:
* solve the problem
* brainstorm what to write
* write well-developed answers in complete sentences
* proofread their work
The 77-page PDF contains the following:
* step-by-step instructions
* 30 problems with answer keys
* handouts that explain the writing process
Materials align to the Common Core standards.
Note that these materials are from the 2005 publication Formula Writing in Math
by Jan Cosner.
Writing Using Math Story Problems in State Tests
by Jan Cosner
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