|Mnemonic for Math Open Response Problem Solving|
Using the successful persuasive writing unit as a model, I'll begin with planning the unit structure, then benchmark assessments. After that I'll employ a series of weekly strategies, adaptations, and independent practice. Next there will be a midpoint assessment, more teaching, and finally a summative assessment.
The roll-out plan includes the following:
- Contacting the teaching team about collective approaches, strategies, and efforts.
- Establishing a plan including graphic organizers, mnemonics, mnemonic visuals, supporting videos, teaching strategy plan, supporting materials including math open response problems and reading response articles/questions.
- Hosting the unit materials on a website that is easily shared with students, colleagues, and family members. This is the initial creation of the math open response website and reading response website.
- Giving an initial benchmark assessment in both areas. Analyzing student results and needs--both individual needs and classroom needs.
- Further strategizing.
- Teaching, adapting, strategizing, formative assessments to reach the teaching goal which in both cases will be fluid, facile, accurate, independent success with math open response problem solving and reading response answers.
|One way to elicit memory and investment with a mnemonic is|
to have children make an illustration with the mnemonic
like this example.