For a quick formative assessment, make a door poster like this. In my class as the students left the room for lunch recess, I would ask them a quick question:
- point to the cube
- point to the spacial net that can be formed into a cube
- which 3D shape has two bases that are circles
- what is another name for the very top vertex on the pyramid
- why are these figures called 3 Dimensional
- which 3 D shape would you make to package this object that I hold in my hand
- which 3 D shape has congruent sides
- which shape has a curved surface
- how many faces, edges, or vertices does this 3D shape have
There are so many questions that can be asked and that is the beauty of this simple poster. If a student didn't know the answer, I moved them to my side and had them listen to 3 or 4 questions that I would ask other students. Then I would ask them a new question (usually one that was a variation of the question that they heard me ask other students). This method is easy to differentiate for different learners and there are NO papers to grade either.
I wonder if this would be a good idea for those teachers that have to take their students to the bathroom each day as a whole group. Just post the poster near the bathroom to use as a visual aid while working with your students individually as they wait for others to use the bathroom.