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 an opportunity with the University of CA, Irvine, providing professional development and supporting local school districts as they developed K–12 standards-aligned math curricula. She also partnered with Student Achievement Partners to review instructional materials and write a series of blog posts on the Standards for Mathematical Practice for AchievetheCore.org. Now, as a member of the Carnegie Learning team, Sarah works with educators across the western U.S. to help them bring math to life for their students.Explore more related to this author