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MemberMarch 19, 2022 at 4:06 am
Here’s a problem from a recent assessment where I used some student work to start a discussion about problem solving. The students both had similar strategies involving using subtraction to find irregular area on the coordinate plane. We can discuss efficiency (left student did a lot of extra work), connecting different representations (both students used labels pretty well), and areas where they could add strength to their solutions (confirming the answer in a different way).
I put together student work like this after assessments rather than going through the problems myself or providing answers myself, so that students have models for effective strategies. It’s a pretty effective way to show students expectations, while also showing them that they can do this, and don’t necessarily need a teacher to tell them how all the time.
- This reply was modified 6 months, 1 week ago by Jonathan Lind.