Put a CAP on mathematical errors!
This resource will help you and your students reflect on mistakes they are making on assessments and/or challenging assignments.
I created this using a number of resources I found online along with my almost 20 years of teaching experience.
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You will receive the following:
1. A printable document for students describing the 3 main types of errors my (and most) students make on math assessments. I've included two sizes of this resource for Interactive Notebooks and 3-Ring Binders.
2. A student reflection sheet. Students will analyze each question they got wrong on an assessment, classify their error based on resource #1 above, and correct their mistake(s). Finally, they will reflect on their learning so they do not make this mistake again.
3. Posters describing the 3 types of errors. These are 8.5x11 in. and would make a cute bulletin board.
I introduce this activity with my students by having them write down two or three errors they have made (in the past) on a math assessment or assignment. I rough cut strips of paper ... maybe 1 x 8.5 inches. A few examples are shared and then everyone stuffs their mistakes into an empty 2-liter pop bottle. Explain to students this year we want to work hard at "putting a CAP on our errors."