I am going to assume, that you; like me, are trying to get as much review in as you can before the big STATE TEST. I have such a competitive spirit, that I want all of my students to not only pass that test, but to score advanced. I want that child that has never passed a state math test, to ace it. What do I think about all summer long? “I wonder if the state test results are in.” I know, get a life right?
I’m not really one for worksheet and pencil and paper work, but sometimes it’s just got to be done. The way I like to make it a little more interesting, is to incorporate some Kagan philosophy into it. I will have students work one problem, have them discuss it as partners, and then maybe discuss it as a group (I usually have them grouped in fours.) You could maybe have them work a problem and then stand up when they think they have the right answer. Having them stand up when they think they have the right answer allows students the ability to move a little, causing them to be more engaged and focused on the review. The hope is also that this is all review, so all students (hopefully) should know the answers, and therefor all students would eventually be standing. The choice is yours, but here is a great little set of eleven questions that deal with different questions similar to the sixth grade math state test for Oklahoma (which I’m sure is similar to other states’ tests).
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