One more thing on Weekly Writing Homework

I was on spring break, so I didn’t blog last week. Here is a quick one to make up for that.

I forgot one important thing about Weekly Writing Homework: I can give students as much or as little help on the problem as they need. For some students, this means that I can tell them how to do the entire problem (since the point is not the matheamtics, it is the writing!).

This is the only venue that I have seen where the students are highly motivated to do the work (it counts toward their grade), yet I have no problem telling them the solution. This has been a great tool for students’ mathematical learning, too.

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