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Argumentative Writing in Mathematics

Argumentative Writing in Mathematics

Author: Deitra Clegg
Description:

Math teachers will use argumentative writing to incorporate CCSS college and career readiness writing standard into their lessons.

This PD tutorial is designed to give highs school math teachers ideas and resources to use to increase rigor and implement the CCSS math, and college and career readiness writing standards.

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Tutorial

Why We Need Common Core, "I Choose C" (wmv format)

Satirical video of a recent high school graduate interviewing for a job, demonstrates the need for authentic writing assignments to be incorporated into the math curriculum.

Formatted for use with Windows operating systems.

Why We Need Common Core, "I Choose C" (mp4 format)

Satirical video of a recent high school graduate interviewing for a job, demonstrates the need for authentic writing assignments to be incorporated into the math curriculum.

Formatted for use with Apple products and tablets.

What is argumentative writing?

Being a math teacher my first question is, "What is argumentative writing?"

 

Followed closely by, "How am I suppose to teach my students how to write an argumentative essay?"

and "How am I suppose to grade their final product?"

 

The Sophia tutorial, "Writing an Argument Paper" answers the first two questions. 

http://www.sophia.org/writing-an-argument-paper-tutorial    

This tutorial gives the basics of  "what is argument paper," and provides a basic outline (next slide) that even us left-brained math people can follow.

How do I, a math teacher, assess an argumentative paper?

Sample grading rubric for assessing argumentative writing.

Source: Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium

Developing an argumentative writing assignment from beginning to end.

Using a CCSS for mathematics task to create an argumentative writing assignments from beginning to end.

Source: Deitra Clegg

Additional Resources

Sources of additional lesson, performance tasks, and test items at the rigor of the CCSS for math,

Source: Deitra Clegg

All You Need to Know About CCSS Writing Anchor Standards in 1 Minute (wmv format)

In this video Dave Stuart gives an overview of the big ideas within the CCSS writing anchor standards... in less than a minute!

Formatted for Windows operating systems.

All You Need to Know About CCSS Writing Anchor Standards in 1 Minute (mp4 format)

In this video Dave Stuart gives an overview of the big ideas within the CCSS writing anchor standards... in less than a minute! (http://teachingthecore.com)

Formatted for Apple products or tablets..