thinkLaw takes the critical thinking strategies taught in law schools across the country and breaks them down in a way that makes this way of deep thinking accessible to all students! In all subjects! (Even Math!)
We know more now than we ever did before about the power of making mistakes!
Having students analyze incorrect answers to determine mistakes is a powerful exercise. But what if you could take it ever further?
In thinkLaw Mistake Analysis materials students are given 2 incorrect answers. They first must identify the mistakes but then they must answer the following question: Both answers are wrong, which answer is better? Which answer should get more points?
This questions opens up a whole new arena for analysis and debate. What's better?
- A simple calculation error?
- Using the wrong operation?
- Skipping a step?
- Knowing how to solve but copying the number incorrectly from the problem?
What follows is a lively debate? Which error is worse? It pushes students to a deeper understanding of the material.
What does this download include?
- A 44 page PDF guide that includes:
- 16 guided practice pages
- 16 individual or group practice pages
- Answer keys with sample responses
- A 47 slide PowerPoint Presentation
These materials are flexible to meet the needs of your students. Use mistake analysis for bell work, chapter review, group projects, mini presentations, or test preparation. Use the 6th grade mistake analysis in upper grades as a review.
Let us take care of the prep work so that you can focus on challenging your students to dissect and analyze at an even deeper level!