The race against the standards clock is always on for teachers of Mathematics and Language Arts, which can make consideration of pairing the two areas a challenge. However, author Ryan McCarty argues that teachers should consider The Power of Writing in Math and work together to help their students get collectively stronger.
McCarty takes some example standards of ELA and Math and breaks down how the use of writing in Math not only makes that subject strong, but the descriptive nature of the writing allows for the ELA side to grow as well.
The author concludes by sharing a powerful insight on how the power of writing in math provides direct insights into the minds of your students. Powerful stuff if these two curricular areas can find the time (fingers-crossed) to collaborate!
Read the article on the Teaching Channel.