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ERIC Number: ED497239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-31
Pages: 232
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-9-781-4129-5274-3
Designing Assessment for Mathematics
Depka, Eileen
Corwin Press
Teaching mathematics in today's world requires practices and procedures integrated with performance tasks that actively involve students. In this second edition of Designing Rubrics for Mathematics, Eileen Depka clarifies the purpose of rubrics in math instruction and illustrates the relationship between assessment, rubrics, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000). Each chapter in this research-based updated edition offers easy-to-use strategies, suggestions, creative sample problems, and tasks to engage students in hands-on learning while allowing them to have fun in the process. With two new chapters focused on communication to deepen students' understanding of math concepts and using rubric data to improve instruction, this resource provides teachers with: (1) Reflective activities to use with students for metacognitive processing; (2) Strategies for creating standards-linked rubrics, plus samples; (3) Tips for differentiating performance tasks; (4) How-to's for student-created rubrics and (5) Internet resource links for rubric development, mathematical focal points, and standards. Designing Assessment for Mathematics, Second Edition, demonstrates how to drive instruction and boost achievement levels by providing students with experiences that impact their learning and performance. Following Acknowledgments, Author Information, Introduction, The State of Mathematics, and About This Book, the text contains X chapters: (1) Using Rubrics in Mathematics; (2) The Relationship Between Mathematics Standards and Rubrics; (3) Performance Tasks and Rubrics; (4) Developing the Rubric From a Checklist; (5) Weighted Rubrics; (6) Student-Created Rubrics; (7) Teacher-Made Tests and Rubrics; (8) Using Rubric Data and (9) Mathematics and Communication. Appendix 1, Additional Rubric/Mathematics Application Projects, contains five project overviews: (1) Measurement and Statistics; (2) Symmetry and Area; (3) Standard Measurement; (4) Unit Pricing and (5) Complementary and Supplementary Angles. Appendix 2, Turning a 4-Point Rubric Score Into a Letter Grade completes the body of the text. A bibliography and index are included.
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Language: English
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