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CMP2 Covering and Surrounding - organizational tool/blueprint

CMP2 Covering and Surrounding - organizational tool/blueprint
CMP2 Covering and Surrounding - organizational tool/blueprint
CMP2 Covering and Surrounding - organizational tool/blueprint
CMP2 Covering and Surrounding - organizational tool/blueprint
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This organizational blueprint design has really streamlined procedures in my classroom. I now even make them for my science classes too! I have included 3 levels and the notations are barely visible in the top right corner [(b) basic, general, (a) accelerated] - students have not caught on to this small difference which allows each level to have similar looking material. This chapter/investigation blueprint lists class work and homework assignments for approximately a week.
The Reflection assignment (page 2) is considered a take-home quiz that they have with them the entire week and is due the day of the assessment for that chapter/investigation. The Reflection assignment is a formative assessment and students are encouraged to have me review their answers PRIOR to the due date to gain feedback, improve their learning, and improve their final grade.
The blueprint (page 1) side is used to give completion stamps for work. Stamps are issued while student are completing the opening math bell ringer each day, then answers are reviewed. Daily procedure: students enter, get their math opener folder and prepare to begin opener, place the current blueprint on their desk with work due underneath. As the opener is begun, I visit each student, review work and answers briefly, give a stamp for credit, turn all papers over. I copy the blueprint on colored paper which allows me to easily scan the room to see who has gotten credit and who I still need to see. This is intended as a 'silent signal' and no conversation is necessary (papers are labeled, work is either out for credit or not out and considered late). By quickly reviewing work, I am able to identify what problems gave the classroom the most trouble, thereby identifying problems to review!
While I acknowledge that everyone does not believe in completion credit (I did not originally!), since I have used this method I have seen a dramatic change in students taking risks and trying content that is difficult for them. This policy has increased daily homework completion rate to 90-100%, allows us to learn from mistakes and success, and has had a positive influence on all assessment results!
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1 Week
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