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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Back to School Math Activity

The 10 things to Know about Me Linky made me think about a Back to School activity I do with my students.  It is a math lesson and a good quick assessment of what they remember.  I also like to use it to introduce the use of rubrics.  I use rubrics for nearly everything, and I find that students are not familiar with them and not sure how to use them to help them complete activities. 

An image of my sample is included, too.  When I explain the assignment, I display my sample and then use the rubric to score it so the kids can see what grade I would get.  Sometimes, I display one that is missing information and demonstrate what score it would get, too.

I find that this quick activity is a good ease into the school year, and it helps to show the importance of numbers in our lives!  Hope you can use it!



9 comments:

Tara said...

Jennifer,
Love this and would love to use it but can't seem to get the google doc:((

4th Grade Frolics

Jennifer Gibson said...

Sorry, Tara.

I think it is fixed it now. I had left it private...

Tara said...

Thanks girl:))
All set!

4th Grade Frolics

Julie said...

Great idea~

Kelli Beason said...

Saw on another blog you have been doing reader's workshop for 15 years. I want to start it in my room and need help. I am having a linky party and need ideas. link up prayteachlove.blogspot.com or personally email me kelli@thebeasons.com. Please please please help

Andrea said...

I absolutely love this! Thank you so much for sharing!

Sandy said...

I am blogging about this today... Thanks for the awesome idea! :)

Amanda said...

I hopped over from 4th Grade Frolics to snag this wonderful idea. I wanted to read about it from the source, hehe. :)

Thanks for sharing this great idea for B2S.

Amanda
The Teaching Thief

Miss Foote said...

Loving this...made a more structured rough draft version for my lower 2nds! Can't wait to use it.

Laurie
Chickadee Jubilee