Reflection: Performance Tasks Math Goodies: Developing Proficiency with Signed numbers - Section 1: Launch


A major issue when assessing student written work in math is evaluating what the student wrote in their response to the question, without guesswork. All good teachers want to give students all the "points" possible on a given task or question. But, we must be careful because the feedback that students receive is crucial to his/her realization of their level of mastery on the particular benchmark or standard.

In the formative assessment process, feedback needs to be accurate so that the student can use it to improve. Teachers must let students know, with strictness, where they are being ambiguous, and where their writing is requiring terminology that helps answer the question at hand.  


  Assessing only what is written
  Performance Tasks: Assessing only what is written
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Math Goodies: Developing Proficiency with Signed numbers

Unit 1: Number Sense
Lesson 4 of 8

Objective: SWBAT apply prior knowledge and develop proficiency with integers.

Big Idea: Students compete with thought-provoking tasks that improve their fluency with signed numbers.

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Math, Integers, Numbers and Operations, 8th grade math, positive and negative numbers, operations with signed numbers, math activities, 7th Grade Math
  60 minutes
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