I wish I had the time to reflect on assessments like this every time. One of those areas I feel I’ve failed at this year…
After my first assessment, I cut and pasted 8 problems that were missed most or even left blank and copied. The following day, students worked in groups to complete those problems.
The conversations were great. I attempted to ask questions of each group member to ensure they understood their peers thinking.
As a whole class, we discussed why several had left certain problems blank. No attempt. At.All.
It looked hard.
Too many words.
I was confused.
It didn’t make sense.
But after working on them in small groups, several shared how most were really very doable. or at least the way ____ explained their thinking, ot made sense. And how likely they will be to at least give effort on those “hard” problems next to me.
My issue was, when I asked them to complete a wrong answer analysis, only about half put effort into it. Some turned in nearly…
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