Math Fact Running Record

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Math Running Records - An assessment to help elementary teachers find out what strategies students are really using to solve math factsToday I’m linking up with Miss V’s Busy Bees to discuss evaluation!

Have you had this expertise throughout math:

“Everybody tell me what the answer to the problem is..”
“Seventeen!”
You suppose: Wow!  My kids are doing nice with fixing math details.
Then you go to check them solely to discover out that some kids can’t clear up details in any respect, others are utilizing very inefficient methods, and a few actually are nice at fixing details.  It could be so good to have a manner of sorting by who’s utilizing which methods in math in order that you can assist them get to the subsequent degree with focused instruction.

I used to be stopped in my tracks after I first heard the concept of a math truth operating document at a workshop by Nicki Newton.  In my thoughts operating information had been solely related to studying fluency.  The extra I believed it over, the extra I noticed math truth operating document could be a good way to see which methods kids had been utilizing after which type small teams to assist them grasp onto the subsequent, extra environment friendly technique.

Math Running Record Elements:

A math truth operating document isn’t lengthy or complicated.  It has these elements-

*one-on-one interview
*assesses addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division methods
*information used to group college students for goal technique instruction

Materials:

*four to 6 details written on index playing cards or only a single piece of paper, chosen to give college students a chance to use particular methods (relying on, doubles, doubles plus one, suppose 10 to add 9, and so on.)
*a spot to document how every scholar responds (a pocket book, binder with a web page for every scholar, and so on.)

Steps:

*Call one scholar to work with you
*Present scholar with first truth and ask them to clear up
*Observe how they clear up the very fact (utilizing concrete supplies,  counting all, relying on, making a neater drawback, memorization, and so on.)
*Record the technique used and transfer on to the subsequent truth. Observe for four to 6 particularly chosen details

If the scholars can not clear up the very fact in any respect, that’s an essential statement to document.  Here are some methods you may see college students utilizing for addition and subtraction details:

Addition strategies to look for - a cheat sheet for elementary math teachers

Subtraction strategies to look for - a cheat sheet for elementary math teachers

Ideally you’ll need kids to transfer towards utilizing environment friendly methods like memorizing details and making simpler issues moderately than the extra laborious counting fingers.

Once you might have information collected on the methods that scholar are or usually are not utilizing, you may goal your complete group instruction to serving to them grasp the subsequent extra environment friendly technique or you may type small teams to work on particular methods.

If you administered a math operating document two or 3 times a yr you can replace parents on the expansion that their child is exhibiting in math methods.

A math operating document may very well be an evaluation used to doc response to intervention for a struggling scholar.

If you have an interest in detailed directions, pre-selected details, and recording sheets, I’ve them out there right here:

Math Running Record, Addition and Subtraction ($) An assessment for elementary teachers who want to find out what math strategies their students are really using
    Math Running Record, Multiplication and Division ($) An assessment for elementary teachers who want to see what math strategies their students are really using

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Hannah Braun

Hannah Braun
Hannah Braun is a former trainer with eight years of expertise within the classroom and a grasp’s diploma in early childhood training. She designs participating, organized classroom resources for 1st-Third grade academics.

Author: Hannah Braun

Hannah Braun is a former trainer with eight years of expertise within the classroom and a grasp’s diploma in early childhood training. She designs participating, organized classroom resources for 1st-Third grade academics.