Reflection: Writing Across the Disciplines Manipulating Polynomials: A Formative Assessment - Section 3: Revisiting and Reflection on Manipulating Polynomials


To conclude the poster on matching polynomial dots with equations, I have students choose one match and write out their reasoning (Student Sample Writing about Polynomials).

I like this additional activity of having students put their strategies into writing because 1. it encourages groups to talk to each other about how they are thinking about the problems and 2. it helps students organize their ideas and self-assess their own understanding.


  Writing Across the Disciplines: Writing to Increase Student Understanding
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Manipulating Polynomials: A Formative Assessment

Unit 6: Operations on Polynomials
Lesson 6 of 7

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their understanding of manipulating polynomials through this formative assessment.

Big Idea: Students work together on a seemingly simple yet powerful activity using dot patterns to develop their understanding of manipulating polynomials through this engaging Mathematics Assessment Project Formative Assessment Lesson!

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