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Thursday, February 8 • 11:30 - 12:30
Enhance Your Math Assessment: Using Geometry Games as a Performance Task

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At the end of a geometry unit, it’s easy to make a test where kids state all the names and attributes of shapes. But, how can we match our assessment practice to the hands-on approach to learning about shapes during a unit? We wrestled with this question and our grade 4 & 5 students helped us answer it! In this session, we’ll share how we used games to meet all the curriculum outcomes and how we designed a performance task as a summative assessment. While trying out the performance task, teachers will learn how to design their own task and a matching rubric. Teachers will leave with specific games and performance task ideas that they can adapt to their classroom. Get ready to go back to your classrooms and hear your students tell you, like ours, that they were confident working with geometric objects and were proud of their mathematical thinking!

Speakers
avatar for Alexandra Candler

Alexandra Candler

Math, Elk Island Public Schools
Alexandra Candler is a teacher in Elk Island Public Schools and has a Masters Degree in Education. She has experience teaching and working with children in Early Childhood, Division I, II and III. Alexandra is interested in creating learning environments that support students in developing... Read More →
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Janelle McFeetors

Dr. Janelle McFeetors is an Assistant Professor in Elementary Mathematics Education at the University of Alberta. During her 8 years of teaching in schools, she focused on listening to the mathematical thinking of students as a way to inform her teaching. She is interested in supporting... Read More →
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Stephanie Shannon

Stephanie Shannon is an elementary school teacher in Edmonton, AB. Previously as an undergraduate student at the University of Alberta, Stephanie worked alongside Dr. McFeetors on her research project: Games as Learning Experiences in Elementary School Mathematics. She is interested... Read More →


Thursday February 8, 2018 11:30 - 12:30 MST
MacEwan University - Alberta College: Rm 313
  Math  Assessment / Évaluation
  • Room Details Classroom Max Capacity - 24
  • Grade Focus 4-6
  • Tags English