It’s holiday time so time for a bit of tidying up, just like last year – my
house and my blog!
I’ll be doing some tidying up and updating in the never ending quest to make useful things easy to find! I’ll post details of my weekly tidy ups!
Transum – Arithmagons
One task is to revisit popular posts and update them as appropriate, one such post is that on Arithmagons. which has been checked and updated – Craig Baton has written a whole set of resources on Arithmagons.
These can provide great starter activities and the ‘backwards’ versions really promote great thinking and understanding.
I have added the UKMT team challenges, their crossnumber puzzles make a great end of term activity. The junior materials can be found hereand senior here.
Some lovely end of tern ideas from Jo Morgan can be found here.
So it’s time to reflect, tidy up and plan for next year!
Wishing educators everywhere a wonderful and well deserved break – if you are already on holiday I hope you are relaxing – if the end of term is near then enjoy the last days of term and then have a great summer.
The session was a reminder to me that I really wanted to try the RAG 123 idea, something I had already read about from Kev Lister.
I decided I wanted a very simple version without the word level anywhere and created my version as follows:Marking Guide (Word) Marking Guide (pdf). (We assess students on their “Engagement with Learning”, criteria they are familiar with.)
Having tried this with my Year 9 class this week I am convinced this is something I want to try next academic year. Talking to a student later she said she thought it would be useful in other subjects too.
I explained the idea at the beginning of the lesson and let them know that I would ask them for their assessments at the end of the lesson, stressing that a 3 for understanding was a note to me that they needed help
Having collected the set of books it took a very short time to go through the set and see their I believe very honest RAG 123 assessment on the work on Functions we have been studying. I signed my agreement of their assessment. Some students also made additional comments to clarify / justify the reasons for their assessment.