Use this form after a math test to have students think critically about their mistakes. Students become accountable and learn from their mistakes and parents are required to be involved as it requires their signature.
On the left column, students write the original test question which they missed (for longer word problems, I accept just the problem number). In the center, students need to determine why they got the problem wrong initially. On the right column, students have the chance to redo the problem correctly to show that they've learned from their mistake and understand the concept. There is also a reflection included for students to complete that encourages metacognition. By writing 3 sentences or steps to prevent the same errors from happening in the future, students become more mindful during assessments.
If this was turned in with a parent signature, all work was shown, and the new solution was correct, I allowed students to earn 1/2 point towards their test grade for each problem. This form is homework in my classroom and gets stapled on top of the original assessment for referral.
Math Test Error Analysis
by Wendy Doeding
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