Sunday, February 26, 2017

Evaluating Student Knowledge About Lines and Angles with Art Project

If you teach math using guided math groups,
here is way to quickly review what your students know about lines, and angles.

An Art Project illustrating different types of lines and angle. This poster illustrates these Common Core Standards:

CCSS.Math.Content.4.G.A.1
Draw points, lines, line segments, rays, angles (right, acute, obtuse), and perpendicular and parallel lines. Identify these in two-dimensional figures.
CCSS.Math.Content.4.G.A.2
Classify two-dimensional figures based on the presence or absence of parallel or perpendicular lines, or the presence or absence of angles of a specified size. Recognize right triangles as a category, and identify right triangles.

You can evaluate them as they work using this rubric:

If you teach a multi-grade class, two different art project posters could show different concepts that students are working on. For example, the 3rd Graders could be illustrating these Common Core Standards
CCSS.Math.Content.3.G.A.1
Understand that shapes in different categories (e.g., rhombuses, rectangles, and others) may share attributes (e.g., having four sides), and that the shared attributes can define a larger category (e.g., quadrilaterals). Recognize rhombuses, rectangles, and squares as examples of quadrilaterals, and draw examples of quadrilaterals that do not belong to any of these subcategories.

Have you ever used an art project to evaluate students in the area of mathematics?

Smiles,
Deborah

Saturday, February 11, 2017

2016 PARCC Released Math Items: Typing in Your Answer/ No Choices Given

Did a quick review with my 4th Grader about how answers are entered into the PARCC Math Test when multiple choices of a possible answer are NOT GIVEN.