Opener: As students enter the room, they will immediately pick up and begin working on the opener – Instructional Strategy - Process for openers This method of working and going over the opener lends itself to allow students to construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others, which is mathematical practice 3.
Learning Target: After completion of the opener, I will address the learning target, “I can demonstrate my knowledge of area of composite figures and circles;” then I will take any last minute questions that students may have before the test.
Regular Test and Advanced Test: Today students will take the Two Dimensional Figures Test. The test consists of 20 multiple choice questions. For multiple choice questions, I use the website Mastery Connect to give the students immediate feedback, see my Instructional Strategy - Mastery Connect clip for more information! Test questions lend themselves to the mathematical practices, as students are required to solve real world application problems (MP 2 and 4), and use a variety of tools - drawing a picture, using a calculator, etc (MP 5) to help them solve problems. In addition, as with any test, attention to precision - exact calculations and units (MP 6) are very important.
Student Feedback: As students prepare to leave the classroom, I will give each child sticky note and ask them to write down one item they feel like they need more help with after taking the test. I will use the feedback I get from the students to pull in small groups for help during morning silent reading time.