This lesson is one that has to be built by the individual teacher. I say this because only the teacher and the data can determine what should happen during a lesson such as this. For this reason, I am simply providing some insight as to the best method, that I have found, in regard to reviewing for an assessment.
Preparing to Review:
Designing Tailor Made Review:
I create altered versions of the station for those of my students who are struggling. I do this to help cultivate independence and minimize the students' dependence on me, the teacher, and their higher-achieving peers. When students are able to figure problems out on their own, it builds their confidence, making them more likely to "Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them," during this review day. Furthermore, in building their confidence, students will be more likely to attempt and be willing to struggle through problems that they encounter in the future.
Those who are higher achieving students will receive a challenging task of some sort to stretch their thinking and foster a deeper understanding of the concept.
During the Review:
Here are a few ideas to help you determine the best way to review the concepts presented in this unit:
Consider the standards of this unit. We are dealing with equations and inequalities. Determine what is similar between the two and what is different. For example...
Both one-step equations and one-step inequalities use the same basic steps to solve them. For this reason, if your students are struggling, with the "one-step" part of equations and inequalities. You may want to mix these two standards in one station so that those students struggling with this skill can tackle it using both equations and inequalities. In this situation, you could also create a station for graphing both equations and inequalities, mixing yet another two standards with similar concepts. Same thing with changing word phrases to equations and changing word phrases to inequalities.
Or, you may have a situation where students have equation down to a science but for some reason are struggling with inequalities period. In this case, you may want to create several stations highlighting the different concepts surrounding inequalities (i.e. writing them when given a scenario, graphing them, and solving them) You could create three different station based upon this situation and have one station that encompasses all the standards surrounding equations for those few who still may be struggling and for other students to simply practice and keep the skills fresh in their mind.
Understand that whatever you do should be based upon data that you have gathered about your students. This data should come from multiple sources (i.e. observation, discussion, homework, quizzes, tickets out the door, classwork... etc.).