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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Mini-Course Reflections 2021 MMM Virtual Summit Collecting Real-Time Data to Make Real-Time Differences: Ideas For Formative Assessment – Discussion Reply To: Collecting Real-Time Data to Make Real-Time Differences: Ideas For Formative Assessment – Discussion

  • Simonay Hudson

    Member
    November 15, 2021 at 3:20 pm

    Cool take away:

    Math helps you think; practise makes permanent, that’s why assessment is important (we don’t want them to make their mistakes/misconceptions permanent)

    Many practical examples (and templates) of assessment were given: templates aimed at a discussion with a purpose, igniting prior knowledge, thinking/talking activities that show evidence of their thinking; giving them time to revise (who was able to catch their mistake?); giving them time for reflection (helping the teacher know what needs to be reviewed); templates which aim to assist, bridge misconceptions/highlight them; getting them thinking about their approach

    Awesome idea for before handing back finished tests:

    Select the top 5 problems that were missed in the test (common mistakes among the students) divide the class into 5 groups, each group is going to get a problem (she makes sure there’s at least one person who got this problem right in the test, in that group, they don’t know it). They will need to work together to get the correct solution (monitor the students such that each person is getting a chance to add their thoughts/justifications) Select a student to be the teacher, moves from group to group (they get to practice their explanations, improve retention, get the opportunity to practice communicating their thoughts) then all the ‘teachers’ get together to hear each other’s explanations