assessment will show “Children who are able to subtract with ease and efficiency know the parts of number and see the relationship between composition and decomposition of numbers and addition and subtraction.” Kathy Richardson, Assessing Math Concepts: Hiding Assessment. Didax Publishing, page 26. The probe will first be probing for the student’s ability to see part-whole number relationships. For each of the students I started off with the number 6 because it was a number in the middle. If a student is not able to master the number 5 the assessment will move backward to assess the number 4, if the student is able to show master of the number 6 then they will move up to the assessment of the number 7. Assessment: With Counters 1. First I have the child count out that many counters, I place the excess counters to the side. 2. Then I close my hand around the counters and confirm that he/she knows how many are hidden there. 3. Then I remove some and show them in the palm of my other hand. 4. I then ask the child, “How many are hidden?” 5. I repeat with different amounts removed. 6.…
One important aspect of mathematics is interpreting the meaning of the numbers in the different operations. Van De Walle, Karp, Bay- Williams, (2013) emphasize the importance of developing meaning, interpretations, and relations to the four operations to help students integrate mathematical skills into the real world. For division, teachers should help students identify and use different meanings of remainders to help the learners understand and apply different rules. As students become…
First of I can not believe that is going to be 20 years this July since you released your debut single Wannabe that topped the charts in 31 countries. Now I must give a disclaimer to those viewing this letter. I, myself was born the same year -- 1996 -- that the Spice Girls first stormed the music scene. It was until later on in my elementary school years that I discovered the Spice Girls through my brother’s videotape Spice Girls: One Hour of Girl Power. By the group had been disbanded. What…
Problem of the Week Pool Corners Problem Statement: For this problem of the week, we tested out rebounds and corners on a pool table. Our task for this POW, is to figure out where the ball would go if we followed the correct directions. If we hit the ball at a 45 degree angle, starting at the lower corner, and continued to hit the ball until it went into a corner pocket, where would it end up at? We had to figure out a pattern between the hits and rebounds. Doing this, we made many pool…
Some card tricks are performed by visual manipulation whereas some actually involve a mathematical relationship. Kruskal's count (named after Martin kruskal who discovered the trick) is a card trick that is based solely off of its high percentage of success compared to other tricks that involve the use of sleight of hand. The Trick The victim is free to shuffle a full deck of 52 cards in any order they will like. They are later asked to choose a number between 1-10 and also to count along as…
Much of what I am observing in Mrs. Logan’s class is repetitive, however, this last week after completing their math worksheets, she had the students work on addition, subtraction and amount vocabulary (larger, smaller, less, more, equal). To complete this task, she had one teacher using cards that showed the number and an equal number of shapes (card 5 would have 5 stars). She gave each student 2 cards and asked them to either add or subtract the two numbers. She then would ask the students…
I chose to do two non-written tickets because my students are pre-kindergarten and they do better with interactive play. I want to be sure that they all participate in this exit ticket. The class helper and I will demonstrate what they will be doing before beginning the activity. Non-Written: I will give them a blank sheet of paper with some crayons for drawing and coloring. They will be asked to draw their favorite fruit and color it. When they are done, they will stand by their seat.…
Rounding and Truncation The teacher would award Student 1 an A for the class for earning 299 points out of a possible 334 points. The teacher will divide the number of points earned, 299, by the total possible points, 334, with the answer of 0.895. The teacher then multiplied this answer by 100 creating the number 89.5. This number is able to be rounded to the nearest ten percent, 90%. The student achieved the qualification for a grade of A. The student would not be given the grade of A if…
is fill it out, but who started this type of measurement? How old is mathematics? Specifically, how old is counting? When was representing quantities thought of? Where did it start? Counting originated based on the needs of societies. For example, a primitive society did not need more than a few numbers to manage their life, while a more advanced society needed more than a few numbers to…
s: Translations are the process of moving around all of the coordinates that make up a shape. All the points move the same distance in the same direction. The transformation is isometric which means that it does not change in shape or sides. If the pre-image moves either right or up the coordination would be adding. If the pre-image moves either left or down the image would be subtraction. The picture to the right is an example of translation. The answer to the question at the bottom would be…