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:
When dealing with the concepts of Area and Volume, there are a lot of different things that you can do as far as review stations are concerned.
In my experience, finding volume of rectangular prisms is quite easy for students, especially considering that this standard only deals with right rectangular prisms. For this reason, It can be beneficial to create one station dealing with volume and all the rest of your station could deal with area.
I set up my class in 4 stations. The first station dealt with area of regular polygons... The second station dealt with area of composite figures... The third station dealt with surface area... The fourth station dealt with volume.
In my class, my students struggled most with the composite figures and surface area. This being the case, I ensured that my stations somehow incorporated those two elements of this unit. For instance, in the first station dealing with area of regular polygons, the students wouldn't be given just regular polygons. They would be given irregular polygons (composite figures) and they had to break that irregular polygon into all the regular polygons they could and find the area of those regular polygons. That way, when they got to the station dealing with composite figures, they have already practiced decomposing composite figures and finding the area of each regular figure found in the composite figure. They would just have to add on the step of adding all the different areas together to find the total area.
In my volume station, I made sure to ask questions such as how many cubes can fit into this rectangular prism. The students would have to determine this several times using the same rectangular prism but, different sized cubes each time. This allows them to make a connection between unit size and the solution that they arrive to as it pertains to volume.
While this is a great set up, please understand that this changes according to my students' needs based upon what data has shown. This being the case, make sure that you adjust your station review according to your students' needs as well. If your students understand area of composite figures and surface area very well, then don't create stations where they have to spend much of their time doing something they have already mastered... A simple review station will do. Instead, create stations that will cater to your students' needs.