For a long time I was challenged to find a system for ongoing progress monitoring in math that worked well for me. After a lot of refinement I have developed a routine and system that works for me and I am happy to be able to share it with you!
I use my math reviews as a way to support my students with ongoing practice of skills that I have already taught, or am currently teaching. The goal is for students to gain a firm grasp of math concepts, as well as gain confidence through repeated practice and success. Each math review set is designed to be used during a 2 week period of time. Below is the instructional sequence that I follow:
Monday: Provide a whole group introduction to the new math review by completing each section, box by box, with the class.
Tuesday-the following Thursday (8 days): Students independently complete the math review (this should take around 10 minutes… it’s quick!). Then, call on students to show their work and explain how they completed each section. The rest of the class needs to reflect on their own work during this time and fix any mistakes they made. By the end of the second week mistakes should be minimal since students have been practicing the same skills each day.
Friday (the 10th day): Quiz day! My first graders love quiz day. I think it is because they feel so confident and successful that they are eager to show me they’ve mastered the skills! This day is completely independent. My student’s turn in their quizzes to me and I correct them. I record their scores on a spreadsheet that helps me keep track of what standards my students demonstrate ongoing mastery of, and which standards they need additional practice on.
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