I use exit tickets 2-3 days a week, depending on the length of the concept being taught, as a way to assess students’ progress. I typically project these questions at the end of a class period and have them write their answers on an index card. I review their responses later that day and address the student’s needs in a variety of ways:
-sort the students into groups based on their responses for differentiated math stations the following day
-pull certain students for additional support during or after school
-review the question as a whole group to start the next class period
-teach an additional whole group lesson
-assign the class additional practice either on paper or online at home or school
These questions could also be used as a warm-up at the start of a class period and printed out for their math notebooks.
Questions include whole number and decimal place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, fractions, geometry, measurement and data analysis.