My students love doing error analysis work! They enjoy being the “teacher” and correcting the misconceptions. Many of these errors have been taken directly from my own students’ mistakes. These are common errors third graders make. I like to use these activities not only to help my students reason and think critically, but also as an informal assessment tool to help me know if any of my students have these same misconceptions. I have been impressed with my students’ abilities to persevere and write strong analyses. I've seen how powerful students writing about math can be!
Included in this product are 41 pages of error analysis math problems. Each of the five 3rd grade Common Core math domains are covered: Operations & Algebraic Thinking, Numbers & Operations in Base 10, Numbers & Operations: Fractions, Measurement & Data, and Geometry. Answer keys included.
This product not only covers every math domain of the CCSS, but also the equally important Mathematical Practices, including:
•MP1 Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them.
•MP2 Reason abstractly and quantitatively.
•MP3 Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
•MP4 Model with mathematics
This 3rd grade pack will also work great for high achieving 2nd graders and as a review for 4th graders.