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Fractions and rubrics

You are planning to teach your second graders about fractions. What are three ways (including performance assessment) in which you can assess their recognition of fractions? Explain each method you choose.

Devise a mini-holistic rubric for assessing a DQ response. Think of the necessary components that should be in any DQ response and come up with a 4 level rubric for a facilitator to use. Explain why and how you devised your rubric.

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You are planning to teach your second graders about fractions. What are three ways (including performance assessment) in which you can assess their recognition of fractions? Explain each method you choose.

One good way to assess second graders' recognition of fractions is to serve pizza. Pizzas are usually divided into slices. Half, quarter, third, fifth, sixth, eighth, and so on - slices equal fractions. If pizza is too expensive, draw them out of paper and cut them up. Or, use apples, and slice those. Jellybeans make good fraction manipulatives, so do M & M's. You can divide them in half, or in ten equal portions - you get the idea. Children can also use blocks to show fractions. One block removed from a tower of ten is 1/10th. Five of them removed is ½. Another good method is to cook something. A measuring cup makes a great fraction lesson - a ...

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Discussion of possible methods to assess second grader's understanding of fractions. Additional ideas for creating a discussion question rubric, including what things to ask yourself and a sample model rubric.

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