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* *Reflection: Quizzes
Quiz 1 in Multiplication: Area Model fluency 1x2,1x3 & 1x4 digits - Section 3: Closure

Does it make sense? This quiz revealed that the question Does my answer make sense? needs to be a part of our everyday problem solving language to help focus understanding the meaning behind the problem solving. if I can develop the habit of this self questioning, I predict that I will see more accuracy arise.

Another problem I noticed is that my students sometimes don't pay attention to what they are copying down from their partial product to add. Often they will transfer a ten thousands place number and make it a thousands place number in the addition.Error in copying partial products.

With each conversation, I am sure to set new goals for my students. This helps them understand what needs to be mastered. My students are allowed to retake quizzes to make their grade better and show mastery of the standard. I will give this quiz again to anyone who wants to take it. Anyone scoring below 70%, must take it again for mastery.

Quizzes are practice tests in my opinion, and if we are working toward mastery of standards, then the opportunity to practice for the test must be there, or we wind up creating gaps for our learners.

I do not allow them to retake a test.

*Quizzes: Some Sample Quizzes*

# Quiz 1 in Multiplication: Area Model fluency 1x2,1x3 & 1x4 digits

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## Objective: SWBAT multiply single digit by numbers of up to four digits using area models.

## Big Idea: Students take their pencil and paper quiz to show they have mastered 1x2, 1x3, & 1x4 digit multiplication.

*50 minutes*

We warmed up on listing factor pairs for 64,65,66,67 & 68. Students list these in their math notebooks and keep track of their progress.We use a factor pair calculator to check our work if we get stuck or question if a number is prime. The conversations about number sense, products and divisibility are rich and I can see number sense and fluency growing before my very eyes each time.

It looks like this:

64

1x64

2x32

4x16

8x8

Notice that the first factor in each pair is listed in numerical order. This gives kids an organized way of listing pairs. It organizes their thoughts and makes it easy to think about divisibility rules. They get fluent really fast with this type of organized process. I am watching it become more fluent and watching students become more comfortable.

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#### The Quiz

*30 min*

To get their mindset ready to be quizzed, I played this little video they had seen before their last test. They love it. When all was settled down, I passed out the quiz. I wrote the quiz to have two samples of each problem because I think it is enough of a chance to show me what they know.

I am hoping that they can remember to add their partial products. They seem to lose sight of the idea that the equation represents so many groups of a number or rows x columns. I also hope they multiply by tens correctly and look to see that their answer makes sense. This quiz should take 30-45 minutes to complete for the slower student. Students who finished ahead of time were allowed to play a math ap on their iPad with their headphones plugged in.

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#### Closure

*10 min*

To close our quiz time today, I brought the standard 4.NBT.B.5 up on the Smart Board for a discussion. I asked for a show of hands as to how many of them think they did well. I asked how many felt secure that they mastered understanding that each place value had to be multiplied and then added to get the final product. One student said they didn't think they would understand how to do the model, but they did well on the test. Another student said she almost forgot to add the partial products but then remembered she needed one answer for the problem.

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- UNIT 1: Place Value and Multi-Digit Addition & Subtraction
- UNIT 2: Metric Measurement
- UNIT 3: Graphing and Data
- UNIT 4: Concepts of Multiplication
- UNIT 5: Geometry
- UNIT 6: Fractions 1: Understanding Equivalence in Fractions and Decimals
- UNIT 7: Fractions 2: Addition and Subtraction Concepts/ Mini unit
- UNIT 8: Fractions 3 Mini Unit: Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers
- UNIT 9: Division Unit
- UNIT 10: Addition and Subtraction: Algorithms to One Million
- UNIT 11: Place Value
- UNIT 12: Addition and Subtraction Word Problems
- UNIT 13: Multiplication Unit

- LESSON 1: Pretesting The Multiplication Unit
- LESSON 2: Introduction to Area Models
- LESSON 3: Area Models: Extension of Understanding
- LESSON 4: Area Models: 4 Digit by 1 Digit Multiplication
- LESSON 5: Getting Ready to Quiz: The Greatest Product Game
- LESSON 6: Quiz 1 in Multiplication: Area Model fluency 1x2,1x3 & 1x4 digits
- LESSON 7: Estimation of Products Using 1 Digit up to 4 Digit Equations.
- LESSON 8: Multistep Word Problems, Algebraic Concepts & Equations: Strategy Toward Mastery!
- LESSON 9: Quiz 2 : Multiplication Word Multi-Step Problems: 1x2,1x3,1x4 digit and estimation
- LESSON 10: An 1870's Classrom Meets Common Core: Drilling Math Facts & a Game of What's Wrong with This Answer?
- LESSON 11: Double Digit Multiplication and the Area Model
- LESSON 12: Powers of Ten: Review and Practice and Writing Clear Explanations
- LESSON 13: Multi-step word problems: Review and Support to Mastery
- LESSON 14: Quiz 3: Double Digit Multiplication, Estimation and Solving Word Problems
- LESSON 15: Estimating Double Digit by Double Digit Multiplication
- LESSON 16: Reviewing for Multiplication Assessment: A student jigsaw presentation.
- LESSON 17: RTI: Making Solving One Step Word Problems a Piece of Cake!
- LESSON 18: Estimation Scenarios: Writing Estimation story problems.
- LESSON 19: Assessing Multiplication