Journals can be used as a teaching tool to enhance mathematical understanding by allowing students to organize and communicate their reasoning, to reflect on their own learning, to record their journey through a mathematics course, and to think about and test ideas (McIntosh and Draper 2001). Although these purposes align with the Process Standards defined by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM 2000), mathematics journals are still infrequently used as a learning tool in today's classes.
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Robin L. Angotti, email@example.com, teaches mathematics education at the University of Washington Bothell. She is interested in using emerging technologies to enhance student understanding and engagement in K–12 mathematics.