Numbers Tell a Story

October 19, 2011

Numbers do tell a story and Mrs. Fisher's mathematics classes have been practicing telling that story.  Since writing is one way to communicate your knowledge about mathematics, we are working at improving our writing every week in class.  Mrs. Mach, our literacy coordinator came in as a guest teacher and gave a lesson with four writing tips to help us learn what it takes to tell a good story.  The students write to a weekly prompt that asks them about a mathematical idea, and they share their responses in complete sentences, with specific details, appropriate transitions and good vocabulary.  Writing in mathematics shows Mrs. Fisher what the students are thinking and takes the students to a deeper level of understanding of mathematics.  Mathematics requires excellent storytellers, and that is one of the goals in Mrs. Fisher's classes!