By Pat Mower
An crucial consultant for instructing scholars in grades 5-9 tips on how to write approximately math
Learning to learn and write successfully concerning arithmetic is helping scholars to appreciate content material at a deeper point. during this 3rd publication within the well known math 'Out Loud' sequence, Mower presents numerous studying and writing thoughts and actions appropriate for effortless and center college pre-algebra classes, masking such key talents as integers and exponents, fractions, decimals and percents, graphing, records, factoring, comparing expressions, geometry and the fundamentals of equations.
- Includes dozens of school room established concepts and techniques
- Shows how analyzing and writing could be integrated in any math type to enhance math skills
- Provides specific, enjoyable actions that may continue scholars and make studying stick
This very important consultant bargains lecturers easy-to-apply classes that might support scholars strengthen a deeper figuring out of mathematics.
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Additional resources for Pre-Algebra Out Loud: Learning Mathematics Through Reading and Writing Activities
Concepts Rules A. Commutative for addition 10. B. Associative for multiplication 20. C. Distributive for multiplication over addition 30. D. Additive identity 40. E. Additive inverse 50. F. Multiplicative identity 60. 1 over the number G. Commutative for multiplication 70. H. Multiplicative inverse 80. I. Reciprocal 90. 3: Graphic Organizers WHAT? Description Graphic organizers (Barron, 1969) are schematics created to show connections between key concepts, similar to the semantic word maps in Chapter One.
The goal is to get x by itself on one side (often the left side) of the equality sign and a constant on the right. There is one major rule to remember, and I call it the Golden Rule for Solving Equations: do unto one side of the equation as you would do to the other side. Doing the same thing to both sides of the equation yields an equivalent equation, an equation with the same solution. For example, The opposite of subtracting 9 is adding 9. Add 9 to both sides and simplify. Checking the solution: replacing x with 21 gives which is true.
Assign students small portions of the pre-algebra text to read and rewrite in their own words. This activity works equally well with concept definitions, theorems, and examples. Having students read their own versions to each other allows student writers to consider different interpretations and pinpoint misconceptions. If the writing is handed in, you can assess your students' understanding of the material. WHY? Objectives During this activity, pre-algebra students: Read the content from assigned readings Paraphrase the content in their own words Share their ideas with peers from the completed paraphrase activity Critique each other's translations HOW?