## Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Unit Assessment of Addition and Subtraction of Fractions With Like Denominators - Section 2: The Test

Since I have been writing our unit exams, I have adapted the practice of writing the standards in child friendly words at the beginning of each quiz and test. Points are listed for ease of grading and as a team we agree that word problems need to be assessed for proving understanding, an equation with a variable ( to carry through standard 4.OA.A.3) and a proper label. With fractional models beig part of the proof of understanding, this point value gets absorbed unless they need to write their own problem, as in this test. Thus, that one is 4 points.

What is different is that I have personalized the standards language at the top. I decided that if I wanted students accountable for their mastery, I needed to word it so that they can say "Yes, I can!"

That way, the goals are realistic, applicable and personal. I am learning to think these things through in the transition. Isn't it great to say as we learn new things, "Yes, I can!" ? I still like to!

I can!

# Unit Assessment of Addition and Subtraction of Fractions With Like Denominators

Unit 7: Fractions 2: Addition and Subtraction Concepts/ Mini unit
Lesson 8 of 8

## Big Idea: This test assesses a variety of problem solving skills involving addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators, using decomposition, and fractional models to prove their work.

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Math, Number Sense and Operations, Fractions, summative assessment, Addition and Subtraction of Fraction
55 minutes

### Mary Ellen Kanthack

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