(128 customer reviews)

Presenter: Alex Kajitani
Core Area: Planning 1.1, Planning 1.2, Planning 1.3, Planning 1.4, Instruction 2.1, Instruction 2.2, Instruction 2.3, Instruction 2.4, Instruction 2.5, Learning Environment 3.1, Learning Environment 3.3, Professional Practices and Responsibilities 4.2 
Grade Level: Elementary & Secondary 
Hours: 1

In this course, award-winning educator Alex Kajitani will teach you how creative writing can help your students grow in their math skills. After taking this course, you’ll walk away with practical examples and exercises that you can start using in your classroom today to help your students become lifelong math enthusiasts.


Education expert Alex Kajitani says that one of the best ways to help your students grow in their math skills is to connect math with literacy. When students use different parts of their brains to think about math, they create deep and lasting connections.

In the course, “Writing in Math Class,” Mr. Kajitani shares with teachers how to use creative writing to teach math skills. The course is full of practical examples and exercises that you can start using in your classroom today to help your students become lifelong math enthusiasts.

You’ll learn about:

  • Math and the brain
  • Writing across content areas
  • Specific strategies to help your students write about math
  • Writing games to use in math class

Alex Kajitani (Kaw-juw-taw-nee) is the 2009 California Teacher of the Year, and a Top-4 Finalist for National Teacher of the Year.  He is the co-author of Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inspiration for Teachers, and his first book, Owning It was named “Recommended Reading” by the U.S. Department of Education. Alex is also on a mission to get every kid in America to learn their times tables, and to make this happen, he created the popular online program www.MultiplicationNation.com. Alex is a highly-sought after keynote speaker who supports and motivates teachers nationwide, and he’s known around the world as “The Rappin’ Mathematician.” Alex has a popular TED Talk, has been honored at The White House, and was featured on The CBS Evening News, where Katie Couric exclaimed, “I LOVE that guy!” For more of his innovative ideas, visit www.AlexKajitani.com.

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    128 reviews for Writing in Math Class

    1. Nichole – IRONTON CITY (verified owner)

      Very interesting and informative.

    2. Sandra – DEL VALLE ISD (verified owner)

      I learned some good strategies from this course!

    3. tina – HUNTINGTON LOCAL (verified owner)

      very good way to get students talking in math class

    4. Myrna – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

      Amazing strategies to use during math class.

    5. Alisha – BURLESON ISD (verified owner)

      Great ideas to implement in my class!!

    6. Barbara – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

      Great course with lots of examples to use in writing in the classroom

    7. Janie – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

      This course had very good ideas

    8. Kimberley – EDINBURG CISD (verified owner)

      Excellent, easy to use strategies.

    9. Nicholas – Springfield City School District (verified owner)

      Very insightful and includes useful strategies.

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