Since this is an assessment day, we will be going over the study guide in preparation for the test. Before reviewing the answers, I'm going to allow students a few minutes to discuss any issues they had while completing their homework. When they are done, I will go over each problem with them. I will explain problems as needed to catch any last minute misunderstanding. The study guide questions are a review of all material covered in this unit. Students can use notes to help them prepare for this test. I'm not anticipating any one question to be too difficult for them to complete.
My district created an assessment to be used for this unit. Questions were directly aligned to the CCSS. I give ample time for students to complete the exam without worry of not finishing. As students finish, I always give them something to do to keep them busy and quiet.
After the test, I have a worksheet for them to complete. The worksheet has them looking at visual patterns and patterns from grids. I thought this would make a good connection to their learning from this unit. They will look at the patterns to determine the next visual or grid pattern instead of using numbers. Students can work on this after the test and this can be collected if needed.
I always like the students to have something to do after the test to keep them quiet. When I choose their activity, I always make sure it's something they can do independently as my focus needs to be on the students taking the test.