Writing in Math and Science Project-Based Learning
Every English teacher will tell you that a good short story has three main parts, a captivating beginning, an exciting middle with unforeseen twists, and a satisfying ending in which questions are answered and the conflict is resolved in one way or another. This structure makes sense. It helps readers know what to expect and helps authors structure their ideas. We see this structure translate into other forms of writing such as research and persuasive essays. But instead of structuring the writing with a beginning, middle, and end, we call it our introduction, body, and conclusion. These universal structures make complete sense in the English classroom, so why aren’t we using this structure in the Math and Science classrooms as well? This teacher resource will explore how to teach students to articulate the experimental design process through writing.