Fractions Assessment

I love using proofs as quick assessments be it formative, summative or a quick check-in. These students worked together to prove the statement is false using several methods - a range of manipulative is always on hand and the students are able to use them in flexible and often ways not intended by the manufacturer. … Continue reading Fractions Assessment

Addition Pre-assessment

I'm trying to move away from kicking off units with a pen and paper assessment. I do find these can give a quick snapshot of where the students are but, despite the progress we have made with developing a growth mindset, I also find that .... some students can't do anything and shut down before the … Continue reading Addition Pre-assessment

Which One Doesn’t Belong?

I feel like I'm quite late to the #WODB party. I've been using number talks and fraction talks for a while now and have really noticed the impact they have have on the students' abilities to reason and justify their thinking whilst using mathematical language with precision. So it was great to discover a new way to get the students thinking, reasoning, talking etc. We have been … Continue reading Which One Doesn’t Belong?

Supported Multiple Choice Questions

I prefer to keep pre-assessments short and simple and have found supported multiple choice questions a great way to tune-in to the student's current level of understanding. For this question the students not only have to choose which answer is correct, they have to justify their choice, along with proving why the other options are incorrect. … Continue reading Supported Multiple Choice Questions