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* *Reflection: Qualitative Evaluations
Multiplication and First Quarter Assessment - Section 2: Concept Development

Students are making great progress in CCSS 4.NBT.5, 4.OA.4, 4.OA.2, and 4.NBT.2. I felt really good when analyzing student results and I believe my students felt really good about it too. I'm anxious to give them their assessments back for revisions and corrections. I had one student stop by my room after school and ask if I had checked his test yet. I hadn't, but his response to that was amazing. He said, "That's ok, Ms. Romano. I feel really good about it. I listened well in class, and practiced at home, and I think I did really well." I have since that time corrected his test, and he did do very well. His comment actually makes me a bit emotional upon reflection. I believe I'm truly making a difference in lives of kids and helping them to build a growth mindset. This student, a mere two months ago, would have told me he was bad at math. Listening to him after school, eager, and asking about his test, makes me believe that slowly his mindset is changing. I almost jumped out of my chair when he said, "I listened and practiced at home." He is truly exhibiting the growth mindset by acknowledging that learning is based on hard work and practice. My response to him that day went something like this:

"You know, learning isn't about getting something right the first time. Sometimes it takes many many times before you get it. I believe in you and I'm glad you worked hard and struggled through some of those challenging problems. You're always welcome here before or after school to practice, too."

This was a great day. It wasn't a super extra special fantastic test that made it great, but this one student's thoughts about math, and hard work, made this an AMAZING day.

Click on some of the test items below to see sample responses from students and my thinking about student learning as well as my next steps.

In this video, you can hear my reflections about this assessment.

*Qualitative Evaluations: Progress!!*

# Multiplication and First Quarter Assessment

Lesson 15 of 22

## Objective: Students will be able to show progression of mastery of 4.OA.2, 4.OA.4, 4.NBT.A.2 and 4.NBT.5,

*45 minutes*

#### Warm Up

*5 min*

Students will solve and then show their answers to a multiplication problem for this warm up. Students solve on a whiteboard and then hold their whiteboards up to show me and their classmates their answer. Everyone solves the same problem for this warm up. Then I briefly choose a strategy and talk through how to do the problem.

I chose this as a warm up because I want my student to hear my using place value and related math words when describing about how to solve a double digit by double digit multiplication problem. I've noticed in some of their exit ticket, and daily work that some students are using very vague words when talking about how to solve problems. The more often they hear me using this language, I believe they will in turn use it as well.

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#### Concept Development

*40 min*

This is a unit and quarter test. Students will solve multiplication comparison problems, multiplication problems as well as some place value problems. While it is crucial that students’ work, abilities and progress be tracked and assessed throughout the entire learning process, it is also important that I have proof of what students have learned during that process. This assessment tells me and the student what areas are clear to the student, and which will require more work.

In the resource section, you will find the pages of this assessment, as well as recording sheets for how I record and track students' progress. These recording sheets go to all the fourth grade teachers on my team so they have information to talk with parents about at parent teacher conferences. The tracking sheets are also used to place kids into intervention groups in SuccessMaker math, which is an adaptive computer based intervention program, as well as provide for groupings in our teacher created intervention time.

Click below to see a way I record students results from assessments.

Students completed this assessment in one sitting. About 7 students out of 80 needed additional time.

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#### Resources

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Thank you for all of your work. I loved the beginning of the year assessments. What a great way to share with parents and students their strengths and weaknesses. I will share this with teammates this fall. Carol

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- UNIT 1: Getting to Know You- First Days of School
- UNIT 2: Multiplication with Whole Numbers
- UNIT 3: Place Value
- UNIT 4: Understanding Division and Remainders
- UNIT 5: Operations with Fractions
- UNIT 6: Fraction Equivalents and Ordering Fractions
- UNIT 7: Division with Whole Numbers
- UNIT 8: Place value
- UNIT 9: Geometry
- UNIT 10: Measurment
- UNIT 11: Fractions and Decimals

- LESSON 1: Multiplicative Comparison Problems
- LESSON 2: Finding Factors and Prime Numbers
- LESSON 3: Multiplication arrays
- LESSON 4: Mental Math and Multiplication with Tens
- LESSON 5: One digit by two digit Multiplication
- LESSON 6: Multiplying multiples of ten - Not your Daily Grind
- LESSON 7: Multiplying one digit by two digits using the AREA MODEL
- LESSON 8: Methods of One-Digit by Two-Digit Multiplication
- LESSON 9: Compare methods of one digit by double digit multiplication
- LESSON 10: Practice Makes Perfect
- LESSON 11: Two-Digit by Two-Digit Multiplication
- LESSON 12: Looking at Different Multiplication Methods
- LESSON 13: Multplication Application with Food Service Staff
- LESSON 14: Multiplication Methods using COMPUTERS!
- LESSON 15: Multiplication and First Quarter Assessment
- LESSON 16: Using Games to practice multi-digit multiplication
- LESSON 17: Multiplication Bingo - Game Day 2
- LESSON 18: Estimate Products
- LESSON 19: Multiplication and Problem Solving to Make Bracelets Day 1
- LESSON 20: Multiplication and Problem Solving to Make Bracelets Day 2
- LESSON 21: Bracelet Wrap Up
- LESSON 22: Multiplication Card Game and Factorial Fun