# Math and Writing Add Up!

## Copper Hill Curriculum Corner - January 2024

### The Possibilities with Math are Infinite!

In your child's early math classes, writing is like a superpower that helps them explain how they solve problems and why their answers make sense. It also shows how math is not just in the classroom but can be useful in everyday things, helping them see the real-world magic of numbers!

**Good Math Writers:**

- Select the best way to represent their thinking (e.g. using words, equations, a diagram, table, or graph)
- Use precise math vocabulary and symbols
- Give examples
- Describe any patterns they discover
- Show/explain the steps taken to solve a problem
- Explain their findings in a clear and organized manner
- Restate the question
- Answer all parts of the question
- Check that what they have written makes sense (reasoning)

## Math Resources

## Copper Hill Staff Reading Picks

#### Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy

K-4

Recommended by

Lauren Scherer

#### The Greedy Triangle by Marilyn Burns

K-2

Recommended by

Erin Mason

#### One Grain of Rice by Demi

Grades 3-4

Recommended by

Beth Spearman

## Copper Hill Cougar Recipe Pick

Tania Kelly

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