Writing Guidelines: Math Table
Be sure that students understand the guidelines for freewriting (free and rapid writing about a topic). Then model freewriting for students before students try it on their own. Base your freewriting on something that students have studied in their math class.—perhaps finding the diameter, radius, or circumference of different objects. (See pages 487–496 in All Write for other ideas.) Then review the remaining guidelines on page 232. Consider modeling the process for explaining/analyzing information in a math table based on the subject of your freewriting.