I wondered from any of you Math teachers if you integrate writing? I would like to incorporate writing journal entries in the math warm-up every couple of days. Also, I am thinking about having my students complete short projects in which a 1 page paper might be written. For example, here is an idea I have for the 1st week of school. After students have said what they want to be when they grow up in their “about me” posters, students will complete a project researching how that profession uses Math. They will write a one page paper discussing how their job uses math, how it would affect their job if they didn’t know Math, and why it is important to study and learn Math. Along with the paper, students must present to the class and use a visual aide. Other students will complete an outline of all the jobs presented. I think it's important to connect Math to the real world as well as communicate using written expression. I am prepared for students to complain and maybe even parents. Does anyone else use writing in Math? Any thoughts on this new idea?