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Make Math Moments Academy Forums Mini-Course Reflections Spiralling Math Class How Do I assess Observations & Conversations? – Discussion

  • How Do I assess Observations & Conversations? – Discussion

    Posted by Jon on December 10, 2019 at 3:08 am

    What was your big take away from this particular lesson?

    What is something you are still wondering?

    Share your thinking below.

    Laura Kaplan replied 1 year, 7 months ago 8 Members · 9 Replies
  • 9 Replies
  • Andy Neels

    January 6, 2021 at 5:19 pm

    My biggest takeaway is that the more I hear about assessment practices the more I realize I really need to adjust the way I record and use the marks. Try to change the focus from creating an average to creating something the students can learn and grow from.

    • Kyle Pearce

      January 7, 2021 at 8:11 am

      Glad to hear that you are feeling ready to start implementing some changes and continuing to reflect on your assessment practice! Keep us posted on how it goes!

  • Oddette Williams

    January 17, 2021 at 12:21 pm

    I am confused; which lesson are you referring to?

  • Christopher Ernst

    April 5, 2021 at 8:37 pm

    From earlier in this course, but also in this lesson, I took away that we don’t really have to record or assess every conversation and observation. We have to find something that works for us, whether that be a mark book/journal, or pen and paper with small notes. We need to have something that works for us! Also having the confidence to give a student a mark based on those informal conversations and observations you’ve had with them and not feeling like we need solid pieces of evidence to support that.

  • Anthony Waslaske

    July 24, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    I wonder, is there a version of the Ontario Curriculum document for something like California or Texas? I would say the United States, but education is deferred to individual states.

  • Jamie BALLARD

    July 31, 2021 at 9:18 am

    I appreciate the visual of having the students live somewhere in between the big ideas and the specific granular ideas. I just went through our curriculum from last year and notice there are about 4 to 7 learning targets each unit. This makes about 20 learning targets per semester. This seems reasonable and not overwhelming.

  • Laura Kaplan

    August 2, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    I’m curious about the blog post referenced at the end; I can’t seem to find it. Can you post a link? Thanks.