Math journals (What do they tell you? (thought processes, misconceptions,…
What do they tell you?
acquisition of knowledge
how their knowledge is progressing
progress over time
stages of development
see their thinking on paper
Who needs support or intervention
What are the characteristics of a "good" math journal?
evidence of reflective thinking
mistakes are evident
increased depth of understanding- over time
CLEAR explanations (re-create over time)
acquisition of new skills
obviously purposeful and intentional
What skills are the students applying? ATL :
Self Management skills- how they represent their thinking
communication skills- their learning
research-from gallery walk
Social skills-can they glean information from others
Whiat might this look like for younger learners?
teacher as scribe
key words instead of full sentences
what about the wider community?
share with family
part of a portfolio
assessment AS learning
Questions to explore
how much time?