Rubric for Final Artifact
A gallery walk style presentation will be used for students to share their city models. Hand this simple rubric out to students to allow them to provide peer feedback to one another.
Volumes and Surface Area Assessment
3D Shapes and Nets Assessments
Map Scale Practice Assessment
- This lesson makes mathematics meaningful and focuses on understanding and problem solving which Chappell (2004) says are vital in making mathematics instruction work for female students (p. 48). Students are given a scenario in which they are being depended on to plan an important project for the mayor. Instead of just learning formulas and separate mathematical concepts, this unit incorporates and relates several concepts to one another.
- Our unit uses different types of assessment including two-tiered worksheets and placemat interactive lectures. According to Krajcik & Czerniak (2003), "multiple forms of assessment help different learners succeed in demonstrating their understandings" (p. 50)
- This lesson contains several vocabulary words that ELL students may expect to have a different meaning than it does. Using a word wall and having students post up the new word and definition each time a lesson is taught will give struggling students a place to refer to when they cannot figure out what a word means (Chappell, 2004. p. 45).
- Chappell (2004) also says to "consider the linguistic and cultural experiences that English-language learners bring to the classroom" (p. 46). If one student has a different way of solving a problem that is still correct, allow him to share it with the classroom. It may also help others understand in a way the first method did not.