Addition and Subtraction of Integers
Step 4: Assess Student Learning
- Look back at what you determined as acceptable evidence in Step 2.
- What are the most appropriate methods and activities for assessing student learning?
- How will I align my assessment strategies with my teaching strategies?
Sample Assessment Tasks
In addition to ongoing assessment throughout the lessons, consider the following sample activities to evaluate the students' learning at key milestones. Suggestions are given for assessing all the students as a class or in groups, individual students in need of further evaluation, and individual or groups of students in a variety of contexts.
A. Whole Class/Group Assessment
Note: Performance-based assessment tasks are under development.
Examples of Group Assessment
B. One-on-One Assessment
Examples of One on One Assessment
C. Applied Learning
Provide opportunities for students to use their understanding of adding and subtracting integers in a practical situation and notice whether or not the understanding transfers. For example, have students find the increase in temperature from two time periods in which at least one of the temperatures is negative. Does the student:
- use appropriate strategies to calculate the increase in temperature?
- find the increase and write a number sentence if requested?
- relate addition to subtraction of integers by representing the problem, using either operation?
- apply the process to other similar problems with larger or smaller integers?