8th Grade Benchmark Analysis Where do we go from here?
Something to think about:The good… The not so good… Students showed a mastery of Many students did not achieve objective 8.1(C) and 8.1(D) mastery of multiple objectives Approximate the value of irrational numbers Conflicting results Scientific notation/negative Ex: Questions 6 and 12 are the exponents same standard. One had 78% correct and one Students performed well on had 10% correct questions Questions 9 and 13 yield similar 3, 9, 10, 12, and 14 results
Our focus for today: Objectives 8.2A- Select appropriate operations to solve problems involving rational numbers in problem situations Objectives 8.2D- use multiplication by a given constant factor to represent and solve problems involving proportional relationships including conversions between measurement systems Examining wrong answer choices/suggested activities
I have no time to re-teach! No problem! This presentation will provide you with quick warm-up style/exit ticket style activities to wrap difficult objectives for our students back into the curriculum. Meant to take no longer than 5-15 minutes of class time.
Try this! Do a warm-up activity Window panes: Present students with a problem and have them write it on a sheet of construction paper. Fold the paper into fourths. Each box contains a different piece to the problem. Have students complete individually or pass around. Operation to Use and Picture Representation Picture justification Steps to Solve Solution and Check
Implement a Problem Solving Strategy andStick to it! UPS Check Give a daily warm-up to practice and reinforce Plan Identify necessary data, key Understand words, and labels. Read the problem carefully. Record the information needed Identify what is being asked. to solve the problem. Restate the question. Choose the appropriate strategy, tool, or operation Solve Check Write an equation with Check your math. labels if needed. Did you answer the Use your plan and data to question? solve. Is your answer reasonable Write your solution with labels
Work on figuring out the “trick” to thewrong answers Try to have your students figure out how they get the wrong answer choices Put a problem on the board. Have each student draw a letter from a bag (A-D) They must solve the problem to get the answer choice they draw Have students get into groups of 4 and share
Learn from others mistakes: Make copies of student benchmarks and their work. Select problems where several wrong answers were selected (1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 13, 15) Cut the work out and place each question in a separate envelope Place students in groups and have them look at the work found in their envelope Ask questions like, What were some of the common mistakes? Which answer was correct and why? What could lead someone to pick some of the incorrect answers? Pass the envelope to the next group.
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