and Computing in Math
Enhancing the teaching and learning of
mathematics using technology
Riverside School Board and McGill University- January 30th, 2014
List of challenging concepts
Look, Create, Share and Post
Look, Create, Share and Post (continued)
Reading assignment discussion
Please share with us what you have done lately in
your classroom in relation to technology
Use the cue cards at your disposal and prepare a list
of concepts that are challenging for your students
The cue cards will be collected and the responses will
be typed and displayed
Look, Create, Share and Post
Look- observe a demonstration of a Smart math tool
Create- use the math tool to create a short
lesson/explanation on one of the struggling concepts
Share and Post the Flip way- Create an
introductory video to the lesson/explanation you
have just created and post it on Edmodo
Assessment Math Practices
Complete the Differentiated Math Practices Rubric
The results are for personal use only
Research Based Principles
Build supportive and self-directive class climate norms
Clarify learning targets and convey them
Pre-assess before each topic and continuously
engineer discussions, activities and tasks all along
that are purposefully designed to elicit specific
student understanding (Wiliam, 2010).
Involve students in using assessment data and
teacher feedback to inform next steps they will take
in their learning (Wiliam, 2010).
Use assessment data to group students for
differentiated activities via centers, varied tasks,
projects, performances and presentations (Tieso,
Use assessment data to further challenge and
support all learners.
Differentiate homework and graded assessments.
Key Strategies for Differentiated
Supportive Classroom Climate
Conveyed Unit Targets
Flexible Student Groups
Differentiation of Student Work
Formative assessment means simply using an
assessment to inform instructional adjustments
Formative assessments is used to inform the next
step needed for students to succeed
It is assessment FOR learning
Continuous Formative Assessment
Types of Formative Assessment
Pre-Assessment or during the learning cycle
Reflections or self-assessments
Response systems (or paddles)
Ticket-in or Ticket-out
Peer checking (correcting)
Technology and Formative
What technological tools are at your disposal to
implement formative assessment?
What types of formative assessments have you used?
Characteristics of Good Assessment
See the handout with the same title.
Does your assessment plan include/convey?
A balance of content and processes
A variety of formats
Appropriateness for its purpose
Alignment of needs and expectations
Fairness for all students (iep and non iep students)
Promotion of self-assessment
A measure of growth over time
Setting of realistic expectations
Dr. Alain Breuleux and Dr. Gyeong Mi Heo
Keep posting on Edmodo!
Integrate 1 form of formative assessment into your
practice (using technology) be it pre-assessment or
during the cycle.
Reading from Flip the Classroom
Thank you and have fun!
Dr. Alain Breuleux: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Gyeong Mi Heo: email@example.com
Karen Rye: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tina Morotti: email@example.com
Sandra Frechette: firstname.lastname@example.org