The students have spent several weeks learning about measurement, the terms of geometry and about the attributes of shapes. Today I want to see if they can apply all that they have learned to create a drawing of their own using the required parts and attributes.
I am interested in creating a performance assessment here rather than a traditional assessment. The performance assessment is a higher order thinking skill in Bloom's taxonomy because it requires application of understanding. I want students to not just identify the attributes of shapes, but to apply that understanding to a creative project.
I give students a large piece of drawing paper, and a straightedge . I hand out a set of requirements for the pictures and remind students that they can be creative in their pictures. I remind them to read the directions carefully before beginning (to make sense of the problems before solving them MP1)
I give students time to create and color their drawings. As they draw I circulate around to check their understandings of the terms in the directions.