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Saturday, March 3 • 9:50am - 11:05am
Writing in the Mathematics Classroom

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"Writing is thinking on paper, or talking to someone on paper." - William Zinsser

Writing in the mathematics classroom is no different than any other objective writing. Writing in mathematics allows the teacher to peek into the writer’s mind as the writer attempts to communicate her mathematical reasoning. In fact, the perceptive teacher can witness Common Core Standards for Mathematics and Math Standards for Practices (MSP) in the students’ writing. The opportunities for advancing students’ mathematical thinking, reasoning, and discourse through writing are considerable. 

In this master class, we'll explore opportunities for advancing students’ mathematical thinking, reasoning, and discourse through writing. You'll learn how to use writing to support students in mastering the images, concepts, facts, language, and procedures and skills of a specific mathematical domain to a specified level of competence, a threshold of intuition is reached and then, as one contemplates a problem or event or as one maintains a dialogue with someone else, spontaneous cognition readily occurs.


Trina Allander-Lujan

Teacher, Espanola Public Schools
Trina Allander-Lujan, a sixth-grade teacher at San Juan Elementary School, in the Espanola School District, is a recognized Exemplary teacher. She has 8 years experience as an upper level elementary teacher, with 7 years experience as a sixth-grade teacher. She has completed 3 years... Read More →

Lorenzo Gonzales

Education PD Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Dr. Gonzales has been a leader of LANL's Math & Science Academy (MSA) since 2002. Through MSA, he has worked to increase teachers’ use of research-supported practices to conduct effective math and science lessons in their classrooms. He is currently working with his colleagues in... Read More →

Monica Martinez-Archuleta

Outreach Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory Community Partnerships Office

Saturday March 3, 2018 9:50am - 11:05am
Sweeney C Santa Fe Community Convention Center

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