Reflection 9- ASSESSMENT

9 November 2010 Assessment (Fifth Lessson)
Lesson Flags for Fifth tutorial
1) Performance Task
2) Rubric
3) A Look at International Assessment
4) Formative Assessment
The class had a short but engaging learning trip just outside the tutorial classroom where Dr Yeap, required us all to be in teams and using the basic Math tools he provided, we are required to measure the height of the pillar which is about 2-storey high. Interestingly, every team engineered their own strategy to measure the height and arrived to their answers
Dr Yeap listed all our answers and got us to see which methods make sense and which do not and what are the methods that I could have thought of myself.
Main Takeaways
Mathematics learning can be fun and given the conditions of authenticity through real life and everyday circumstances, pupils can find learning Mathematics more interesting and engaging. Pupils need to be equipped with concepts in a spiral approach. More importantly, the pupils enjoyed themselves thoroughly and thus the activity will foster in them a greater interest in Mathematics.
Using the correct assessment rubrics, these performance tasks can be achieved and Dr Yeap showed us a combination of performance rubrics which were similar to my Performance Assessment in school. As Albert Einstein qouted:
" What's measurable is not always important,
 and what's important is not always measurable."

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