We are now using a rubric to assist students in self-evaluating their mathematical syntax. I will also use the rubric to provide students kind, helpful, and specific feedback on their mathematical syntax.
Today students went back in time to the very first week of school and reviewed some of their initial math work. Using the rubric, they evaluated how they displayed their work, labeled their work and/or added sentence frames, and how neatly their work was shown. Students determined if they were working below grade level, approaching grade level, or were at grade level.
Take a look at the rubric below or click HERE to see a full-sized version of the rubric. This will be used for the next two years to help determine quality of work and grades for syntax.
The difference in work shown yesterday versus today was night an day difference. What a difference a day…and a rubric…make! Congratulations to students for taking their time and pride in their work to do their best! Ask your child to show you their work tonight. Compare it to the rubric on the blog. See where they’re at? Ask them to evaluate their work with you and see how you do analyzing your own child’s work! 🙂