## Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Formative Assessment: Modeling Population Growth (A Math Assessment Project Classroom Challenge) - Section 7: Exit Ticket and Reflection: How Did You Work?

In this section of the lesson students self-reflected on how they worked on the day's lesson.

The more I teach, the more I realize the importance of reflection and inquiry for students. Providing students with the time and space to reflect on their thinking and performance can lead to positive gains in self-regulation and organization.

This was a difficult lesson for my students, especially for my fundamentals section. The reflection, however, helped students identify the good work that they put into the project. For example (Student Reflection 1) students were able to identify the different assumptions and strategies they used to critique the statement about the population growth of kittens.

The act of putting reflections into writing (Student Reflection 2) has the added benefit of encouraging students to organize their thoughts and to articulate what they did well on as well as areas to improve upon for next time.

Having students self-assess and reflect on their work can be an excellent way to provide opportunities to practice all-important career and life skills of identifying problems and making plans to solve those problems.

Writing Across the Disciplines: Student Reflection as a Tool for Deeper Understanding

# Formative Assessment: Modeling Population Growth (A Math Assessment Project Classroom Challenge)

Unit 5: Exponential Functions
Lesson 7 of 10

## Big Idea: Students model an expanding kitten population with functions!

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### Jason Colombino

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