**Summary:**

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)

- Introduce the concept of variables as a way of representing numbers using letters (ACMNA175)
- Create algebraic expressions and evaluate them by substituting a given value for each variable(ACMNA176)
- Extend and apply the laws and properties of arithmetic to algebraic terms and expressions(ACMNA177)

**Lesson: NB** This lesson is a Reflection tool only, content **

**prior to this will vary according to the teacher. **

Introduction:

- Have a brief discussion of why it is important to reflect upon ourselves in all areas of life.

Body:

- 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

Conclusion:

- 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.

**Assessment:**

- Work Sample- This is informal assessment which will assist you in future teaching

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