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* *Reflection: Unit Exams
Assessing Multiplication - Section 2: Administering the Test

These student samples show you well written tests. They are examples of how CCSS are helping to develop better number sense involving multiplication and setting students up with the rich foundational skills of place value understanding as well as habits that helped them master the word problems on the test. I am extremely pleased to show you such good examples. I am pleased with my instruction and the effort I took to help develop this understanding!

*Results and Growth!*

*Unit Exams: Results and Growth!*

# Assessing Multiplication

Lesson 19 of 19

## Objective: SWBAT show what they know about solving multiplication problems 1x2, 1x3, 1x4, 2x2 digit using area models or expanded form, solving multi-digit word problems and estimation problems.

#### Review Before the Test

*10 min*

**Warm Up and Get Ready to Test!** To get students prepared before the test I asked them to think about the review lesson from the day before and the work we did with our videos. We listed and checked off all of the goals for learning and mastering the standards. It was a simple and quick review because I knew this test would take up most of the period. I did allow them to use their timed table charts to ease some of the tension. They have made good progress in the fluency of facts and I am more concerned about assessing the concepts of multiplication. Therefore, I think it is appropriate to allow them to use their math facts.

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#### Administering the Test

*40 min*

Module C Multiplication Assessment Common Core Aligned

*This test has been aligned carefully to standards. We had used area model as our main strategy for solving multiplication and showing place value understanding, but students who mastered expanded model were easily mastering expanded model as well. A written paragraph of explanations of area model and using estimation for deciding if an answer is reasonable is included because students need to prove their understanding and not just a calculation. The upcoming PARC and Smarter Balance tests will include writing components and proof through explanation or showing understanding.*Multiplication Checklist.: This resource helps with keeping track of student progress. I use it after giving the pre-test and then keep track as students master standards. It helps with my accountability proof.

I passed out this test that is CCSS aligned to all of my students. We read the standards/goals at the top. We read directions together and I asked if there were any questions to be sure that all was understood. We talked a minute about the expectations of excellence in writing. We checked in on the components of good expository writing; Clear explanation with vocabulary present. Check back on the question to see if it is answered, and then edit work to be sure sentences are complete, clear and make sense. Students were seated and ready to begin their assessment using their strategies.

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- UNIT 1: Place Value and Multi-Digit Addition & Subtraction
- UNIT 2: Metric Measurement
- UNIT 3: Graphing and Data
- UNIT 4: Concepts of Multiplication
- UNIT 5: Geometry
- UNIT 6: Fractions 1: Understanding Equivalence in Fractions and Decimals
- UNIT 7: Fractions 2: Addition and Subtraction Concepts/ Mini unit
- UNIT 8: Fractions 3 Mini Unit: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
- UNIT 9: Division Unit
- UNIT 10: Addition and Subtraction: Algorithms to One Million
- UNIT 11: Place Value
- UNIT 12: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
- UNIT 13: Multiplication Unit

- LESSON 1: Pretesting The Multiplication Unit
- LESSON 2: Introduction to Area Models
- LESSON 3: Area Models: Extension of Understanding
- LESSON 4: Area Models: 4 Digit by 1 Digit Multiplication
- LESSON 5: Getting Ready to Quiz: The Greatest Product Game
- LESSON 6: Quiz 1 in Multiplication: Area Model fluency 1x2,1x3 & 1x4 digits
- LESSON 7: Estimation of Products Using 1 Digit up to 4 Digit Equations.
- LESSON 8: Multistep Word Problems, Algebraic Concepts & Equations: Strategy Toward Mastery!
- LESSON 9: Quiz 2 : Multiplication Word Multi-Step Problems: 1x2,1x3,1x4 digit and estimation
- LESSON 10: An 1870's Classrom Meets Common Core: Drilling Math Facts & a Game of What's Wrong with This Answer?
- LESSON 11: Double Digit Multiplication and the Area Model
- LESSON 12: Powers of Ten: Review and Practice and Writing Clear Explanations
- LESSON 13: Multi-step word problems: Review and Support to Mastery
- LESSON 14: Quiz 3: Double Digit Multiplication, Estimation and Solving Word Problems
- LESSON 15: Estimating Double Digit by Double Digit Multiplication
- LESSON 16: Reviewing for Multiplication Assessment: A student jigsaw presentation.
- LESSON 17: RTI: Making Solving One Step Word Problems a Piece of Cake!
- LESSON 18: Estimation Scenarios: Writing Estimation story problems.
- LESSON 19: Assessing Multiplication