Algebra Reflection tool

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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)
  • Explore the use of brackets and order of operationsto write number sentences (ACMNA134)
  • 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:
  1. Have a brief discussion of why it is important to reflect upon ourselves in all areas of life. 
Body:
  1. 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.
  2. Students will have adequate time to complete the reflection tool, it is imperative that they answer it honestly and openly
  3. You then use the data gathered to inform your future teaching of the unit

Conclusion:

  1. 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

Resources:

 

 

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