Opener: For today’s opener, students will look through their notes and ask questions. I will allow ten minutes for students to ask for additional questions or to study before we move to the test.
Learning Target: After completion of the opener, I will address the day’s learning targets to the students. For today’s lesson, the intended target is “I can solve mathematical problems involving geometric relationships.” Students will jot the learning target down in their agendas (our version of a student planner, there is a place to write the learning target for every day).
Triangles and Angles Test: Today students will take the Geometric Figures Test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. For multiple choice questions, I use the website www.masteryconnect.com to give the students immediate feedback. Mastery Connect is a free (to a point) website where teachers can upload assessments that are aligned with common core standards, and scan student answer sheets using a web camera or document camera. In a second’s time, the student’s score will appear on the screen – as well as let them know which of the problems they scored incorrectly. My students really enjoy scanning their own papers and getting that immediate feedback. I normally turn the option off where they can see which problems they got incorrect, and using the stoplight feature on the website I will send students back to their seat to look over their test if they appear in the yellow (near mastery) or red (remedial) category. This helps promote the idea of taking your time and looking over your work!