Writing to learn math? Let’s play math!
Let's Play Math! is great blog for mathematics teachers. This post about writing math (math journals) is important to me because of my problems successfully implementing math journals. I want to develop metacognition in my students and that is a difficult thing to do. With all the stresses and pressures to increase scores and performance in a huge curriculum, metacognition gets pushed off to the side. Yet without it, I don't believe students will succeed as well as they can. Knowledge of their own thinking will also help many math phobic children overcome their anxiety.
Another excellent resource at this blog is Free (Mostly) Math Resources On The Internet. These are valuable sources, not just a long list of sites with replicated material.
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