## Friday, September 7, 2012

### #MyFavFriday Sept 7, 2012 Try, Try Again

My Favorite Friday this week is the format of a practice sheet that I created.

My first though with this is that it was going to take me for-ev-er to write all these comments.  In order to manage that, I cut back on the amount of problems that I assigned.  I went from about 10 down to 3.

Here's how the lesson went:

The class and I discussed how to find probability of simple events.  We did a few examples together.  As their exit ticket, I asked them to complete three problems and turn them in.

This photo isn't the greatest.  But, in the first column I typed the problem.  In the second column, the students did their work individually.

Since there were about 10 minutes of class left (I did plan it that way, honestly), I randomly picked a student's paper, placed a sticky note over their name and put the paper under the document camera.  As a class we discussed if the problems were correct or not.  If the problem was correct, I wrote "Super!" or "You rock!" in the third column under the heading "Teacher Comments" and in the fourth column under "2nd Try" I put a big X, so they knew they had nothing more to do for that problem.  However, if the work was incorrect we discussed what I should write that would be a helpful comment.

That night I finished writing all the comments and handed the papers back the next day.  The students read the comments I made, wrote their corrections in the 4th column and turned the paper in again.

I have to say, the corrections were pretty good.  It was their first attempt at making corrections this year, let's see how it goes.

This post got a little wordy on me.  So here is the format in a nutshell:

Column 1:  Type the problem
Column 2:  Student makes their first attempt at the problem