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Assignment due by 8:15AM on Tuesday, August 16

Autobiomathography
An autobiomathography is a lot like your life history except that it is focused
on mathematics in your life.
You will write three paragraphs about yourself. This will help your teacher
and others get to know you as an individual. It should address these three
general topics: you, you as a student, and you as a math student. Remember
to use complete sentences and make sure your work is legible. The final draft
should be typed, or neatly hand-written. Read below to guide your writing.
Components:
Paragraph 1: YOU
Introduce yourself, using the name you like to be called. What languages do
you speak? Describe your hobbies, talents, and interests. State your learning
goals for this year, and your dreams of what it means to be successful in 5 th
grade. What are you proud of? What else would you like to share?
Paragraph 2: YOU AS A STUDENT
Describe the importance of school in your life. Describe yourself as a
student. Possible ideas to include:

In what subjects are you most successful?

In what kinds of classroom activities do you excel?

What kinds of activities do you find frustrating?

Do you prefer to work in groups or do things alone?

Explain which subjects are your favorite(s).

Tell why you like them.

How regularly do you finish in-class assignments?

How faithfully do you do your homework?

Paragraph 3: YOU AS A MATH STUDENT

Describe a memorable moment in math and explain why you remember it.
State your favorite math topic. Name your least favorite.
Explain how you feel about math this year. What grade do you expect to earn
in this class? How are you still trying to improve?

Autobiomathography Writing and Presentation Assignment


Grading Rubric
1. Presentation 25 points
a. Does the speaker use a presentation voice?
b. Are all components of the project complete?

2. Written Assignment 25 points


a. You 25 points
i. Does the speaker write a paragraph to tell about
himself/herself using complete sentences?
b. You as a student 25 points
i. Does the speaker write a paragraph to tell about
himself/herself as a student using complete sentences?
c. You as a math student 25 points
i. Does the speaker write a paragraph to tell about
himself/herself as a math student using complete
sentences?
*Written assignment will be stapled to this sheet of paper and turned in to
the assignment drop box by 8:15AM on Tuesday, August 16.
**Ifyouplantouseyourwrittenassignmentforyourpresentationyouwillneedtomaketwo
copies.ThecopyyouturnintoMr.Crumwillnotbeavailabletouseforyourpresentation.

Name:____________________________________

Score: _______Presentation(pointsoutof25)
_______You(pointsoutof25)

_______Youasastudent(pointsoutof25)
_______Youasamathstudent(pointsoutof25)
TotalScore:
_______Pointsoutof100