This product contains three pages of recording sheets and a one-page rubric. The goal of this assessment is to determine whether or not a student is able to represent numbers in different ways (e.g. with drawings, manipulatives, and/or number sentences). The ability to represent numbers shows flexibility in thinking and gives a more accurate picture of a student’s number sense.
The recording sheets can be used by the student to show the required number (either 10, 100, or ½ ), or they can be used by the teacher to record observations on how the student approaches the problem. Teachers can choose whether to provide possible materials—Base 10 blocks, Unifix cubes, etc.—for the student to try, or they can leave it more open-ended to really challenge a student’s creativity.
This assessment can be used at any time during the year, and it can be repeated for pre- and post-assessment data. This packet also includes a rubric to track the learner’s progress on representing numbers.