This resource gives students the opportunity to undertake a self-assessment on the topic of Algebra. It combines 4 reflection areas which (if done properly) will give you a good insight into how the child is feeling about their progress through the unit of Algebra. **During our unit of Algebra which went for about 2 weeks, I gave my students this tool and it gave me a clear idea of who was struggling, who needed extension and I could then cater to the needs of the students for the following week.
Australian Curriculum Links:
- Continue and create sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Describe the rule used to create the sequence (ACMNA133)
Lesson: NB** This lesson is a Reflection tool only, content
prior to this will vary according to the teacher.
- Have a brief discussion of why it is important to reflect upon ourselves in all areas of life.
- Depending on where you have taken your algebra unit so far explain to the students that they are going to undertake a self reflection based on how the think they have been progressing during the unit thus far.
- Students will have adequate time to complete the reflection tool, it is imperative that they answer it honestly and openly
- You then use the data gathered to inform your future teaching of the unit
- Please note that the reflection tool is aimed at year 6-7 algebra and what is outlined in the Australian Curriculum, seeing as how this is a word document, you can tweak it to your class needs.
- Work Sample- This is informal assessment which will assist you in future teaching