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The 6 Types of Assessment [+ How to Use Them]

How do you use the different types of assessment in your classroom to promote student learning?

Most students don’t like tests. Testing can contribute to math anxiety for many students. Assessments can be difficult to structure properly and time-consuming to grade. And as a teacher, you know that student progress is so much more than a number on a report card. 

But there’s so much more to assessments than delivering an end-of-unit exam or prepping for a standardized test. As mathematics educator Marylin Burns puts it:

“Making assessment an integral part of daily mathematics instruction is a challenge. It requires planning specific ways to use assignments and discussions to discover what students do and do not understand…The insights we gain by making assessment a regular part of instruction enable us to meet the needs of the students who are eager for more challenges and to provide intervention for those who are struggling.”

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Depth of Knowledge: 4 DoK Levels & Proven Strategies to Increase Rigor

In theory, Norman Webb’s Depth of Knowledge (DoK) makes sense. But, many teachers feel they’re missing a puzzle piece. 🧩

That’s because there are hurdles to consistently applying each of the four DoK levels in your classroom, from recall and reproduction to extended critical thinking.

Above all, it demands creativity and calculated preparation to deliver engaging tasks that range in complexity — all while providing scaffolding.

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What Is Project Based Learning? 10 Best PBL Ideas to Boost Outcomes

For some teachers, project-based learning (PBL) is classroom bliss.

Students work together to investigate an authentic and nuanced problem. They build curriculum-aligned skills in the process. They’re rewarded with enhanced communication and problem-solving skills.

But organizing and running suitable PBL activities isn’t always easy, as the pedagogy is surrounded by debate and takes form in a range of exercises.

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Remote Learning: 6 Best Ways to Engage Your Students [from Teachers!]

Keeping students on task and excited about learning can take all your best classroom management strategies — even when you’re delivering instruction face-to-face. 

With many schools closing their doors indefinitely, teachers across the country have had to adapt at lightspeed and implement remote learning strategies.

While remote learning isn’t a perfect substitute for in-class instruction, there are lots of ways to keep students engaged while they’re learning from home. 

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4 Reasons Why Students Struggle With Math And How To Overcome It

As interesting as the subject is, over the years, math has got a bad reputation among the younger crowd. In fact, for many students, practising math is not something that comes intuitively or automatically, it takes plenty of effort. Survey reports even suggest that 37% of the students aged between 13-17 found math to be the most difficult subject. (Source)

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Learning Math With Games: A Complete Guide To Transform Your Classroom

Since the late ’90s, video games have become very popular amongst kids and considered as one of the norms in our mainstream media today. As per Forbes, it is estimated that over one and a half billion people (20% of the total population) play video games and not so surprisingly over 60% amongst them are still in school.

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Exponent rules: 7 key strategies to solve tough equations

The exponent rules explain how to solve various equations that — as you might expect — have exponents in them. 

But there are several different kinds of exponent equations, which can seem daunting… at first. However, like most math tactics, there are teaching strategies you can use to make exponent rules easy to follow.

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