My goal today in math was to talk to each student about the assessment we had yesterday. I asked them each 3 questions.
- What was the easiest part of the assessment?
- What was the hardest part of the assessment?
- What was the the best activity we did last week? What did you learn from it?
1. The most common answer was division problems. Reason variations on it is easy to break the numbers into smaller pieces.
2. The majority split two ways – The problems with charts, and #8. Honestly #8 was badly written and we should have caught it. It read “Which of the objects below does not have a flat surface (forget some of the wording) that is a rectangle or square. The kids interpetted that to mean does not have a flat surface.
3. Split 2 ways working with the 3D objects, using the cubes do do division.
The post lesson assessment showed an across the board improvement in understanding of the concepts, so I am very happy with that.
The best thing I can do to improve instruction in this area is to get more 3D figures. Also this group is capable of working with more complex figures.