*Writing in math class supports students in making sense of mathematics and communicating their understanding. *

*Writing supports differentiation and full participation and provides the teacher with evidence of understanding.*

**Graph Analysis:**

Here is a “Notice and Wonder” graph analysis example with student work. http://drawingonmath.blogspot.com/2014/11/distance-graph.html

**Journal ****Writing**

- When asked to find the mistake in the above journal entry, three students demonstrate different levels of understanding
- Following-up with peer review can start the process of deepening student thinking

*Using Error Analysis to Teach Equation Solving, Mathematics Teaching In The Middle School, Kathy Hawes, January 2007*

*Having secondary students explain the “why” of a problem increases not only their own understanding, but the resulting data increases teacher’s effectiveness in plugging gaps in student misconceptions.*

Garofalo & Lester, 1987; Martinez 2006

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