Gr. 3: How Many Ways Can You Show Me:
This lesson was developed and used at the beginning of the year to assess students' inital understanding of number sense.
Purpose: Initial assessment of students' understanding of number sense.
Rich Talk: Mini Lesson done with small group/whole class
Rich Task: partners or small groups
Questions: see below
Diagnostic: Can students verbally identify and construct 3-digit numbers? Can they use math language (greatest, least, greater than, etc.,) to justify their answers?
Formative: Can they represent their understanding in different ways (using manipulatives, pictures, words etc.)?
Summative: Students will submit work with partner for assessment.
- SMARTBoard (with questions on it)
- Paper, pencils
- manipulatives (base ten, cubes, dice etc.)
- Work sheet with questions (as supplimented for students who need it).
Using the work that students did with partners, have students peer-evaluate their answers. Take off the names of the partners, and have students reflect whether they agree with their answers, and why? Or what do they think a better answer could/would look like?