# glog-4427

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**AlexaBrookeLee**

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In order to be literate in mathematics, I expect my students to treat their math book as literature. Although I will assign problems and go over the text, I want them to interact with the textbook and any other form of literature that deals with the mathematical content. I want them to be able to leap beyond the basic definitions in order to see how the Pythagorean Theorem came into existence. When my students face difficulty with a problem, I hope that they can use other resources in order to step out of their comfort zone. I hope that they will certainly come to me, but I want to be able to direct their attention to different magazines, papers, or any other form of literature that will broaden their knowledge. Many students see mathematics as plug and chug. However, it is much more than putting numbers in an equation. If I teach my students to simply do that, I am not doing my job. On the other hand, if I assign them to consult works of literature they will be able to see how these forms of math can relate to their every day scenarios. I want to interact with my students on more than a mathematical level. I want them to be able to see that literature has a big impact on how math works. An individual cannot find 2+2 without finding inner meaning. Students cannot read math word problems without completely soaking up the meaning behind the problem. These will be issues that I plan to address, and I plan to create a plan that will allow my students to be successful. I only wish that my past teachers would have taken the time to do the same with me.

Essential Components of Literacty in Mathematics*Familiarize students with word problems (majority of EOG)*Comprehend and take the information out and decipher the essential points*Relate it to your own life and past content comprehension

Goals:*Have students apply skills by:-Questioning-Predicting-Examining-Discussing-Describing-Rationalizing

Being math literate does not mean that a student must have an abundant amount of mathematical knowledge. Instead, math literacy means that the student can correctly apply the necessary skills in given situations in order to achieve their answers.

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