RAFTs
What is a RAFT?

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Being able to calculate well is only one aspect of understanding math.  When you can explain a math application or property you truly demonstrate a clear understanding of the concept.  Having students write about the math they are exploring can deepen their understanding or perhaps enable them to see the concept in a new light.