Inspired at EdCamp, Michelle Russell is trying optional math homework. Students decide how well they understand topics and do homework if they need practice. The next day begins with discussion and then a “homework quiz.” Michelle reports on how it’s all working.
Tagged: Meaningful Math
Michelle Russell set out to improve her formative assessment practices but soon found herself thinking about summative assessment too. What are the best ways to make math test review both engaging and effective? Learn about her Gallery Walk and other experiments.
Math teacher Michelle Russell has been exploring the idea that asking students to write more might help them better understand and retain math concepts. After reading contrasting expert opinions, she decided to ask her students, who’ve provided some very useful insights.
Michelle Russell shares some of the simple tech (and not-so tech) tools she’s using to take quick measures of math students’ progress and understanding. One of her favorites is a sticky note strategy spread over three days that’s proved both engaging and revealing.