Problem Solving for Instruction and Assessment: Performance Tasks, Rubrics and Anchor Papers, K–5
Through the lens of problem solving, learn how to measure K–5 student performance against the Common Core. Discover strategies for promoting mathematical communication, reasoning, and higher-order thinking as well as how to improve teaching and learning opportunities for K–5 students.
At this workshop, individuals will learn how to integrate Exemplars performance tasks and the criteria from our assessment rubric – Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communication, Connections and Representation – into instruction to support the CCSS for Mathematical Content and Practice.
Participants will learn how to: create a supportive environment for math inquiry; identify what constitutes a good problem and problem solver; assess student work with proficiency; use assessment results to guide instruction and improve academic performance.
The Broad Agenda
In this session, participants will:
- Explore the essentials of performance-based assessment and instruction to support the Common Core
- Learn instructional techniques that promote the Mathematical Practices, students' higher-order thinking skills and mathematical communication
- Use Exemplars rubrics and anchor papers to assess student work
- Review problem-solving tasks that enrich learning opportunities and supplement district-adopted math programs
- Make the link from assessment to instruction to improve teaching and learning
- Define the language of assessment, mathematics, problem solving, Depth of Knowledge, Universal Design as well as types of portfolios
- Use differentiated problems to personalize instruction to meet individual student's needs
- Help students become proficient in self-assessment