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Mathematics Design Collaborative
Vicki D. Mixon
Math Trainer, GADOE
Sounds like literacy to me. Do you agree?
Critiquing the reasoning of others
Attending to precision
Modeling with mathematics
… all those activities undertaken by teachers, and by their students in assessing themselves, which provide information to be used as feedback to modify the teaching and learning activities in which they are engaged. Such assessment becomes ‘formative assessment’ when the evidence is actually used to adapt the teaching work to meet the needs. (Black & Wiliam, 1998)
When the chef tastes the sauce it is formative assessment; when the customer tastes it, it is summative. (Anon)
How can problems be used to assess performance?
How can this assessment be used to promote learning?
What kinds of feedback are most helpful for students and which are unhelpful?
How can students become engaged in the assessment process?
The Standards for Mathematical Practice represent the habits and attitudes of mathematical thinkers and are integral to the superstructure of CCGPS mathematics. The practice standards define the way knowledge comes together and gets used by students. Administrators are encouraged to focus on the practice standards when evaluating the teaching and learning process.
Reasoning and explaining
Modeling and using tools
Seeing structure and generalizing
Overarching habits of mind of a productive mathematical thinker
Georgia Department of Education
Dr. John D. Barge, State School Superintendent
June 27, 2012
“Non-Optional” Formative Assessments
Short, 2-3 question assessment
Designed to uncover misconceptions
Requires students to use the LOTS as they justify and explain; collaborative activity
Helps teachers pinpoint what they need to focus on
Specific; question form. To be analyzed but not graded
Encourages students to become independent learners/thinkers
Formative assessment is like a biopsy. You use it to diagnose and treat the problem.
Summative assessment is like an autopsy. By the time this occurs it is too late to provide treatment.