Math Journals

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  1. TerriInCa

    TerriInCa Companion

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    Jul 13, 2012

    I am going to be doing math journals for the first time this year with my 2nd graders.

    I have topics all set to go and I know I can pull things from the curriculum along the way.

    I am hoping for pointers on dealing with them & correcting them.

    Do you correct them as a class? Look them over once a week?

    Any suggestions on managing them would be great!

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  3. CFClassroom

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    Math Journals are not something I typically "correct" as they are a reflection of their thinking and not a right/wrong answer type of thing. I do meet with them to address misconceptions and may make a note in the journal, but it is more a way to show thinking than an assessment.
     
  4. AlwaysAttend

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    I was going to agree that just because they do it does not mean it has to be graded. Or have them do it in a notebook they leave in the room and look through it at the end of the semester as a participation grade if you feel you need to assign a grade to it.
     
  5. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    I look at them, post questions to push thinking, confer about thinking, put happy faces...:)
     
  6. queenie

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    We do Daily Math bell ringers in our Math Journals and go over them together before starting Math each day.
     

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