Thursday, January 11, 2018

MPM1D1 - Day 79 Open Response Questions

Our class writes the provincial assessment (EQAO) next Wednesday and Thursday. So the next few days will be spent practicing and preparing for the test. I always struggle with how to structure these days. On the one hand I want students to be able to focus on what they think they need work on, but on the other hand some students can't seem to handle the independence. I also want them to be able to work with the person(s) that they feel they work with best. The downside is that there may be a disconnect between someone a student chooses to work with and the person they work best with.

In any case we started today all working on the same open response question (perhaps from last year's test?). It's one that was not that different from one of yesterday's test questions.

I gave everyone enough time to finish the question and then we wrote up a complete and well communicated solution so that students had an exemplar of what would was expected for these types of questions.

Once we were done I gave them access to this document with another twenty four open response type questions. As might be expected, some students worked very effectively, while others could have made better use of their time.

More practice tomorrow.

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