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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

  • Collecting Real-Time Data to Make Real-Time Differences: Ideas For Formative Assessment – Discussion

    Posted by Jon on November 11, 2021 at 8:12 am

    What was your big take away from this particular lesson?

    What is something you are still wondering?

    Share your thinking below.

    Mercy Edeh replied 1 year ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • 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

  • Mercy Edeh

    Member
    November 21, 2021 at 1:51 am

    Following the big ideas in growth mind set, it is important that students’ mistakes are not erased and replaced with the correct information or answer. Students’ mistake should be followed by a reflection of what the mistakes are and why. This ensure that they are learning the content concept correctly rather than just fixing mistakes by replacing them with correct information provided. Therefore, teachers should proactively create opportunities for students to learn from their mistakes by way of reflection to ensure deep learning.