21st Century ~ Math ~ Creativity & Intellectual Curiosity & Communication & Collaboration

Writing in the Math Curricular Area

* * * Activity Descriptor: During this activity, we will utilize a math writing activity around the book, "If the World Were a Village" using six pages where each person uses the page to create a math story problem & solution. The books beginning and ending will be used for the introduction to the activity and for closure. The focus of this activity is on Math Writing.

Here is the group collaboration from a Google Document, where each group was assigned a page from the book with the task of creating a math problem. Thanks for Sharing!

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## 21st Century ~ Math ~ Creativity & Intellectual Curiosity & Communication & Collaboration

## Writing in the Math Curricular Area

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Activity Descriptor:During this activity, we will utilize a math writing activity around the book, "If the World Were a Village" using six pages where each person uses the page to create a math story problem & solution. The books beginning and ending will be used for the introduction to the activity and for closure. The focus of this activity is on Math Writing.Web Site:If the World Were a Village Companion SiteLink to Google Docs for Shared Writing:http://docs.google.comMarilyn Burn's !0 Big Math Ideas:Burns_10BigMathIdeas.pdfLearning Needs Article:Learnings_Needs.pdfPrint Resources Related to Math:MathematicsPrintResources.docNCTM Article on the Importance of Talk in Math:MathTalk_NCTM.pdfWriting Prompts for Math:Writing Prompts.pdfx

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Here is the group collaboration from a Google Document, where each group was assigned a page from the book with the task of creating a math problem. Thanks for Sharing!Google Collaborative Document: Ages Group.htm## Math Images/Picture Links for Writing Inspiration:

Link toPics4Learning## Math Related Images for Writing

| Bldg_clouds.jpg | Bldg_elevator.jpg | Charleston_Gate.jpg | Charleston_steps.JPG | Chicago.JPG | Church_fall.jpg | Church_sprig.JPG | Detroit.jpg | Face_in_Wall.JPG | Gate_in_Kinnebunkport.jpg | Minn_Airport.JPG | Minn_Airport2.JPG | Old_houses.jpg | Playground_1.JPG | Playground_2.JPG | Playground_3.JPG | Playground_4.JPG | Playground_5.JPG | Window_lock.JPG | Stop_Sign.jpg | Window.jpg |

Other Resources for Using Picture Booksfor Teaching Math:**>

- Math and Literature--Perfect Together Site
- Google Book Sample--Teaching Math with Favorite Books

**Math Solutions Free Classroom Lessons--Lit & Math## ICT Literacy Map Reflection

| Math Home | Overview | Schedule | Activity 1 Smart Searching-Story Problem | Activity 2 Math Cartoons & i-Pod Flash Cards |

| Activity 3 Division of Fractions & Smart Boards | Activity 4 | Closure Sharing Activity |