When Literacy and Mathematics Collide
Literacy is crucial for developing mathematical habits of mind and truly understanding mathematics. While many consider reading and math as separate subjects, they actually should be developed together for the most effective learning possible. Making sense of problems, constructing viable arguments and critiquing the reasoning of others, and attending to precision all require students to develop their ability to listen, read, speak, and write in mathematics at a depth that shows mathematical understanding.
We've put together a comprehensive guide to help you support reading in your math class, including an annotated Algebra I / Integrated Math I lesson with strategies you can start to use right away.
Sarah Galasso began her career teaching secondary mathematics in Anaheim, CA. Sarah’s passion for math education and supporting diverse learners led her to the University of CA, Irvine, where she worked to provide professional development for southern California school districts as they developed K–12 standards-aligned math curricula. She also partnered with Student Achievement Partners writing a series of blog posts on the Standards for Mathematical Practice for AchievetheCore.org. As the Director of Instructional Design, Math (6-12), Sarah applies her knowledge to help produce high quality instructional resources and tools to support student growth.Explore more related to this author