Error analysis is a powerful way to engage students in deep thinking about math content. This goes beyond just being able to solve a problem - students need to evaluate, critique, and correct others' work. Error analysis is a great task to use with students who have mastered the skill, but still need reinforcement. In addition, these tasks are in convenient and fun task-card format. I use actual student misconceptions in my math class to design these tasks authentically. In my classroom, I use error analysis for EVERY skill before students can move on!
Ideas for implementation:
-quick assessment/exit ticket
-teacher-led small group
-gallery walk activities
The possibilities are endless! Students LOVE correcting others' work - it puts them in the driver's seat of their learning.
Math skills included: evaluating expressions with braces, brackets, parentheses, and all operations; order of operations vocabulary; exponents
An answer recording sheet and DETAILED answer key is included.