Reflection: Checks for Understanding Frijoles!-Exploring Ways to Make Ten - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


It was really fun for me to walk around and observe the students complete the independent practice session of this lesson.  I was able to get a good handle on the level of understanding that the students have about making ten.  For example, some students looked at the beans and counted either the red or white and used that information to figure out the other number.  Some students did not even need to count, they could just look at the beans and say, 4 red and 6 red.  Some students had difficulty counting the beans in a scatter pattern, needing to group them by color and others could quickly count the beans regardless of the pattern.

We focus a great deal of attention on formal assessment, but I don't believe that a single assessment I have administered has given the information that I walked around the room and recorded on my informal observation sheet.  From this information, I can determine the level of understanding that my students have on several Common Core Standards. 

  Frijoles!-Exploring Ways to Make Ten
  Checks for Understanding: Frijoles!-Exploring Ways to Make Ten
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Frijoles!-Exploring Ways to Make Ten

Unit 8: Introduction to Addition and Subtraction
Lesson 7 of 12

Objective: Students will be able to join groups in random configurations to make ten.

Big Idea: Students have fun learning different ways to make ten in this literature linked lesson.

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