tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post6311968174475439421..comments2017-12-10T23:15:56.791-05:00Comments on The Elementary Math Maniac: Assessment for a Growth MindsetTheElementary MathManiacnoreply@blogger.comBlogger1125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4746027850336066537.post-52777259242632704022017-03-12T15:24:25.412-04:002017-03-12T15:24:25.412-04:00I loved reading this book, and reading your posts ...I loved reading this book, and reading your posts as well, Math Maniac:). One of the ideas I'm inspired to try is taking notes on certain statements my students make that are show valued skills and strategies. I currently ask the children three questions after working on problems: Did I use math tools and pictures? (which ones) , Did I use math symbols and numbers?, and Did I work hard/persevere?. After reading this book, I may change some questions to be more open ended: What big idea did I learn today? What situations can I use what I learned? I'll have to experiment. I also realized the answer to the question I had at the beginning of the book was answered: pre-tests may just give the idea that math is about performance. I want to use formative assessments throughout the unit and be sure to give specific, useful feedback (allowing opportunities for students to learn and grow from mistakes). I'm sure I'll be referring back to this book a lot, as I learn and grow in my understanding of what it means to use a mathematical mindset.Barbarahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/01687377447518689952noreply@blogger.com