Tool 15: Observation Tools for Selection of Strategies

Chapter 7. Assessing Derived Fact Strategies and All Facts


Using Observation Tools for Assessing the Selection of Strategies:

Observation tools can tell a story about a student’s thinking. For example, you may see a small group of students find 3 + 4, 6 + 7, and 9 + 8. One student might use Near Doubles for all three facts, while another student might just know 3 + 4, use Near Doubles for 6 + 7, and use Pretend-a-10 for 9 + 8.


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Assessment Tool Recording Sheet:    Excel