Reflection: Continuous Assessment Explaining Thinking in a Journal - Section 2: Active Engagement


I am a huge fan of using a student's journal work to assess their understanding and as a way to push them deeper.  Their ability to communicate is crucial to their success with the Common Core and their future math work. Continuous writing and drawing of their strategies helps the students refine their conceptual understanding.  It also always gives me ideas for mini lessons or one-on-one lessons. 

  Continuous Assessment
  Continuous Assessment: Continuous Assessment
Loading resource...

Explaining Thinking in a Journal

Unit 4: Understanding Division
Lesson 11 of 13

Objective: Students will be able to explain their thinking and division strategies in a math journal.

Big Idea: Children need an opportunity to communicate their math understanding in various ways. Journaling is a powerful tool for both the learner and the instructor.

  Print Lesson
Math, Number Sense and Operations, factors, communication, equal groups, journaling, math models, developing division concept, division
  50 minutes
division in journal
Similar Lessons
African Amphibians - Review Multiplying by Ones & Twos While Learning Fun Facts About Frogs
3rd Grade Math » Multiplication
Big Idea: Much of what you learn is built upon the foundation of that which you already know.
Tucson, AZ
Environment: Urban
Jennifer Valentine
Multiplication Models and Structure
3rd Grade Math » Multiplication
Big Idea: Multiplication sentence structure using models to solve for unknown variables in multiplication.
Phoenix, AZ
Environment: Urban
Diane Siekmann
Big Groups and Big Products
3rd Grade Math » 2-Digit by 1-Digit Multiplication
Big Idea: Big groups and big products can be broken apart into smaller groups of tens and ones to make it easier to multiply and find the product
Environment: Urban
Sarah Maffei
Something went wrong. See details for more info
Nothing to upload