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  • Assessment
    multiple assessment techniques including written oral and demonstration formats using calculators computers and manipulatives in assessment These characteristics are outlined in The Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics NCTM 1989 pg 191 and are emphasized in the fourteen evaluation standards Suggestions Here are a few suggestions to get you started on performance assessment Select one important idea or concept Determine what concept knowledge is required for the understanding of that idea Determine what thinking would lead to understanding Be open as you are assessing Be sure to look for paths to understanding and processes students are using as they clarify their thinking Use a variety of techniques such as interviewing students journal writing ask students to write to a directed question oral reports or projects written reports posters or drawings portfolios Student Involvement Involve students in the assessment process Let them help to make the decisions on what is or is not acceptable Students can assist in the development of a rubric for assessing a problem project Let students assess their own and other students work Assessing their own work gives students an inside look at what is expected Students should be given the opportunity to revise their work until they are satisfied with the product Provide anonymous examples of unacceptable good and outstanding work Rubrics Rubrics can have from two 2 to six 6 levels points Rubrics with two levels are for scoring work as acceptable or not acceptable revise and resubmit Rubrics using from three to six levels are usually more complex and specific as to what is being taught Below is a four level rubric sample Teachers can work with students to decide specific concept understandings necessary for each level GENERAL FOUR LEVEL RUBRIC adapted from Mathematics Assessment Myths Models Good Questions and Practical Suggestions Level

    Original URL path: http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/geometry/5-6/teacher/guide/assess.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Parents' Roles
    estimation with your children whenever possible Provide a special place for study not always a desk and chair Somewhere they are comfortable Encourage group study this will be important as they grow older Expect that homework will be done establish positive homework habits Don t expect that all homework will be easy for your child or be disappointed that it seems difficult Ask questions that encourage them to think and reason Seek out positive ways to support your child s teacher and school Join the parent group help make materials for the classroom Meet with the teacher to find out what skills will be taught that year and how to help your child be successful Find time to sit in on your child s classes Look carefully at the standardized test results but do not use the test scores as the only measure of success remember that many of the standardized tests do not indicate problem solving strategies or effort Try not to drill your child on math content Don t use math work as punishment Model persistence and pleasure with mathematics Ask counting questions while in the car look for patterns or shapes in fabrics or wallpaper estimate weights of fruits or vegetables in the store count money etc Helping at Home Parents often ask how they can help their children with mathematics at home Good questions and good listening will help children make sense of mathematics build their confidence and encourage mathematical thinking and communication A good question opens up a problem and supports different ways of thinking about it Here are some suggestions parents might try notice that none of them can be answered with a simple yes or no Getting Started What do you know now What do you need to find out How might you

    Original URL path: http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/amy/geometry/5-6/teacher/guide/parents.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Landforms - INCORRECT
    the topographical map and the shape of the different landforms and try again Electricity Weather Chemistry Earth Processes Festival Heat Fast Plants Email Gary Home Contact Us Return to Gary s Earth Processes Classroom Return to Gary s Electronic Classroom

    Original URL path: http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/gary/earth/activities/map/incorrect.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Topographical Map - CORRECT!
    of a U shaped canyon Now that you solved Landform Quiz 1 you are ready to go on to Landform Quiz 2 Electricity Weather Chemistry Earth Processes Festival Heat Fast Plants Return to Gary s Earth Processes Classroom Return to

    Original URL path: http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/gary/earth/activities/map/ccorrect.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Life Cycles Kit Information
    receipt of order unless otherwise stated Ship via cheapest best way F O B shipping point Full Kit Fast Plants Growing System Fast Plants Seeds Solar Circle Plant Light Painted Lady Life Cycle Custom C91794 15 8993 15 8836 15 8999 14 3990 202 75 26 00 16 75 85 00 75 00 Partial kits can be ordered using the partial kit order Full Kit C91794 202 75 Fast Plants Growing System 15 8993 26 00 Qty Unit Description 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ea ea set set set set set set bag bag set ea reservoir trays water mats wicks anti algal squares pipettes labels stakes dried bees fertilizer soil quads growing instructions Fast Plants Seeds 15 8836 16 75 Qty Unit Description 1 pkg AstroPlant seeds 200 per pkg Solar Circle Plant Light 15 8999 85 00 Qty Unit Description 1 1 1 1 ea ea ea pvc 30 watt bulb ballast adapter cord socket light stand hood Painted Lady Life Cycle Custom 14 3990 75 00 Qty Unit Description 60 75 1 1 2 2 30 1 5 5 1 ea jar ea ea ea ea set ea ea ea

    Original URL path: http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/gary/life/program/kit.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Gary's Lifecyle Web links
    butterfly pictures and links to other butterfly sites Fun Facts The Butterfly House provides information about butterflies including a guide for creating a butterfly garden Grasshopper Information Find helpful facts about grasshoppers the identifying features natural history pacts on the ecosystem tips on collecting and life cycle information from the University of Arizona Center for Insect Science Education Outreach Darkling Beetle Mealworm Information Helpful facts about mealworms the identifying features

    Original URL path: http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/gary/life/web/web.html (2016-02-17)
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  • Gary's Teacher's Corner
    distribution maps which indicate states in which species have been sited photos information about identifying characteristics caterpillar hosts adult food habitat species range and conservation status The Butterfly Website Butterflies in Education Teachers and students from around the country comment about the butterfly projects they are participating in The Butterfly Website Schoolyard Grants A list of grants that can provide funds for wildlife habitat gardens and more The Guide to Math and Science Reform A database of more than 1 100 entries that describe projects and organizations dedicated to significantly improving mathematics and science education in elementary and secondary schools from the Annenberg CPB Math and Science collection National Science Education Standards Access the National Science Education Standards document and look at the components that support quality science education Chapter 6 on science content can guide our work in planning and implementing science experiences in our classrooms Rearing Sheets Using Live Insects in Elementary Classrooms The Center for Insect Science offers useful information to help provide an appropriate environment for different insects such as ants flies butterflies moths grasshoppers mealworms pillbugs crickets and silkworms Using Live Insects in Elementary Classrooms Lessons The Center for Insect Science provides lessons for K

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  • Gary's Behind the Scenes
    this picture to the fifth grade class picture and to my present picture on my Electronic Classroom page With the help of this additional information which one am I in the fifth grade picture Return to Gary s Chemistry Classroom

    Original URL path: http://teams.lacoe.edu/documentation/classrooms/gary/chemistry/student/scene3.html (2016-02-17)
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