Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics, Grades 6-12: 30 Formative Assessment Probes for the Secondary Classroom (Paperback)
  • Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics, Grades 6-12: 30 Formative Assessment Probes for the Secondary Classroom (Paperback)

Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics, Grades 6-12: 30 Formative Assessment Probes for the Secondary Classroom (Paperback)

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Paperback 248 Pages / Published: 19/08/2008
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Use these targeted probes to assess students' grasp of key mathematical concepts! This resource provides secondary teachers with assessment tools to gauge learners' knowledge of core mathematical ideas. The authors provide 30 probesubrief, easily administered assessmentsuthat can determine students' thinking by revealing common understandings and misunderstandings and providing further elaboration of student thinking. This invaluable book: Combines standards, educational research findings, and practical craft knowledge Helps teachers modify math instruction to build on individual students' existing understandings while addressing their identified difficulties Offers examples that illustrate the faulty thinking students are likely to exhibit and typical obstacles they may encounter

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412963770
Number of pages: 248
Weight: 682 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 16 mm

"Cheryl Rose and Carolyn Arline provide a valuable resource to teachers who are interested in determining how their students think and answer questions in mathematics classes." -- From the Foreword by Johnny W. Lott
"The authors contribute to the field by answering the question: How do I help my struggling students who hold a variety of misconceptions or have limited prior knowledge of the content?" -- Lesa M. Covington Clarkson, Assistant Professor
"The book is timely. The probes will be beneficial to teachers and very useful to districts developing local assessments." -- Debra Scarpelli, Mathematics Teacher
"An efficient teaching tool to uncover and correct misconceptions students have across all mathematics strands. This book provides numerous opportunities for increased student achievement that are both powerful and exciting for educators." -- Jennifer Petersen, K-12 Math Curriculum Facilitator
"A tool for middle school and high school mathematics teachers that combines the effective use of research, formative assessment, and ready-to-go student tasks. This resource belongs int he hands of any mathematics educator who seeks to balance procedural knowledge, conceptual understanding, and skills for each student." -- Christine Downing, Mathematics School Improvement Coach and Educational Consultant
"Using probes with my students has helped me plan and modify my instruction. The range of student explanations elicit rich mathematical discourse." -- Johnette R. Winfrey, Math Specialist
"One of the most effective tools for teachers to gather valuable formative assessment data. This resource provides an easily accessible, yet powerful way for teachers to elicit and analyze student work that truly reflects student thinking. The probes are targeted to specific concept areas that are easily connected to daily lesson plans and curriculum materials." -- Michelle Parks, Educational Consultant

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