Reflection: Quizzes Assessment - Section 2: Assessing The Unit


By asking students to first demonstrate their thinking and then complete the paper and pencil task, I was able to get a clear picture of what students still needed to work on. I found that most of my students understood area and perimeter when they were allowed to measure or count. They were able to differentiate between the meaning of the two words.

When students were asked to complete the word problems, several students seemed to forget every strategy they had ever seen, except for counting on a number grid. I had hoped that they would use place value strategies, and some students did, but without me requiring it, many students (probably a third of the class) slipped right back to counting by ones on the number grid.

I know that while students do have 1 strategy to use, they still need practice making the other strategies more automatic. This is what I will work on next with students. I want them to be able to use place value strategies without my telling them which strategy to use.

  Perimeter, Area and Place Value
  Quizzes: Perimeter, Area and Place Value
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Unit 12: More Complex Numbers and Operations
Lesson 9 of 10

Objective: SWBAT demonstrate their understanding of larger numbers by using place value strategies to solve problems

Big Idea: Assessment provides us with a chance to see what children understand and what they still need to work on.

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