## Did She Just Say, “Snowball fight?”

Did I catch your attention like I caught my students’ curiosity? So what does a snowball fight have to do with math? Let’s just say the idea came about because…

## Group Quizzes and Self-Grading

One of the things I am focusing on this year is building the capacity of students to self-assess accurately and reflect on their progress and learning. I am using group…

## Portfolio Assessments with Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning

Even before remote learning, I had been considering different ways of assessing students in my Integrated Math 2 and Introduction to Statistics courses. I felt (and students agreed) that they…

## Tiered Assessments

I’ve been teaching math for ten years. I have good classroom management, great relationships with the other staff in my building, and consistent communication with parents. I have learned along…

## Feedback for Learning

Anxiety. Stress. Grades. Students have a million activities, classes, events, and social issues they manage everyday. They are busy and overwhelmed. Add a math class in there and some students…

## Drafting Better Concept Maps

New vocabulary words, generalized formulae, and prior knowledge-the ideas stack up by the end of a new unit. I often ask, “Have my students really learned all of this?” Best…

## How can self-assessment enhance your formative assessments?

In his book, Embedded Formative Assessment, Dylan Wiliam highlighted five core strategies to any successful formative assessment practice in the classroom. Here are the strategies Dylan suggests: Clarifying, sharing, and understanding learning…

## Do your students know what they don’t know?

As the first quarter comes to a close in a few weeks (that went fast), I wanted to share with you how I have been working with students through self-assessment so…