This idea totally came from someone else, and I’m awful for not remembering who from the math-teacher-edu-blogosphere came up with it. But it’s just such an awesome idea, and I wanted to spread the love. If this is your idea, just throw the original post down in the comments, and I’ll be sure to add a huge giant link to it so you can have credit.
It could be really useful if you’re trying to help kids get organized for an end-of-year exam.
They used to look like this:
So you can see what it looks like in it’s final glory…
It’s a little late in the year to make this effective, but I’m hoping it’s helped a few kids identify where they should focus their (precious and limited) time studying. If a student bombs an assessment, when I meet with them, I can ask them to pull out their topic list with these little boxes filled out, and we can start a conversation correlating their assessment with their filled out topic list.
(Of course, this is after the all important question: “Tell me how you prepared for the assessment. In detail. Don’t leave anything out.”)