As an action research project, using mixed methodology, this study investigated how the use of math journals affected second
grade students’ communication of mathematical thinking. For this study, math journal instruction was provided. The data gathering
included pre- and post- math assessment, students’ math journals, interviews with the students, and teacher’s reflective journal.
Findings of the study indicated that the use of math journals positively influenced the students’ communication of mathematical
thinking and the use of math vocabulary. Additionally, math journals served as a communication tool between the students and
teacher and an assessment tool for the teacher. The implications of this study regarding students’ writing ability and time
constraints issues were also discussed.
KeywordsMathematical communication-Mathematical thinking-Math journal