Planning GuideGrade 4
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Strand: Shape and Space (Transformations)
Outcomes: 5, 6

Step 4: Assess Student Learning

Guiding Questions

  • 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 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  Word

B. One-on-One Assessment

Have counters, base ten materials, play money and fraction bars for the students to use as needed.

Examples of One-On-One Assessment  Word

C. Applied Learning

Provide opportunities for the students to use their understanding of congruence and symmetry in a practical situation and notice whether or not this understanding transfers. For example, have the students collect leaves for science or an art project and then sort them as to whether they are symmetrical or not. Does the student:

  • sort the leaves correctly?
  • explain why a given leaf is symmetrical or not?
  • use congruency in describing two symmetrical parts?
  • draw a different leaf showing symmetry if requested to do?
  • complete the other half of a leaf to show symmetry when provided with the first half of the leaf?
  • explain why two leaves are congruent or not congruent?

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