All 4 sections took a quiz today. It’s the first quiz of the year and that meant my freshmen were a little nervous. We take assessments on Moodle during class, which gives them instant feedback but also seems to be a source of stress the first time out. I also require the kids to correct their wrong answers before turning in their work paper. Here’s a beautiful example of the process.
The directions for corrections are as follows: show your work on a separate sheet of paper. When finished, correct your mistakes and turn in the work paper. What do I mean by “correct your mistakes”?
- highlight the problem number,
- in pen, circle the point where you went wrong,
- classify your error as arithmetic, physics, rounding, or other (please specify),
- show the correct next step and solve the problem correctly from there.
Want to do the same but don’t have 1-to-1 laptops? This is just a more expensive/tech-heavy version of Frank’s Quiz Day approach.