Writing is an activity that takes time, and for that reason it is often neglected in the content areas. The benefits of writing greatly outweigh the limits. Just as doing mathematics requires gathering, clarifying and organizing thoughts, finding out what is known and not known, and planning to solve a problem, so does writing. Writing in mathematics can help students make sense of the processes and help teachers understand what students are learning. KNWS Chart for Math Problem Solving  verticalKNWS chart for Math Problem Solving  horizontal
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