Reading in Math Class


For years, I have tried to share a related article as appropriate with my classes.  Often times it was a news article related to a data collection lab.  However, I feel more impact for reading in math class is from informational reading with graphs/data related pieces. 

One day each week, I plan to use a “Laker Literacy” article (named penned by data team in school wide iniative last spring) or  Stat Rat (Graph or Data related piece).

Today, my Algebra 2s read this article from a Quality Core unit on Patterns and Sequences. 


I asked students to number the paragraphs 1-6.  After time to read, they were instructed NOT to answer the questions on the back, but rather as they read each question, make a note of which paragraph from the article could be used in helping them respond to that question.

We will be using the article and questions next class. 

4 responses »

  1. I just started reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Lots of great mathematical material there. There is an entire chapter (4 pages) about the Monty Hall problem, but it’s in a novel so it makes it easier to digest. I think I might assign this book for my students to read. If you haven’t read it yet, it’s worth check out. …. Maybe a twitter book chat????

    • I read a sample of it a couple of years ago, then let it go by the way. May need to revisit! Thanks.

      Reading Wonder right now, more tween/MS but there’s a chapter on Punnett Square, thought I might use an excerpt when I do binomial operations!

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