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Simple AFL activity in Math

Posted on April 1, 2010 at 10:57am 1 Comment

A colleague of mine reminded me this morning of an AFL strategy that she observed me using a few weeks ago. I decided to share!

Students had a quiz and I wanted to make sure that they understood what they were to be assessed on. So at the beginning of the class, I wrote 5 problems on the board similar to those on their quiz. I explained that after they had successfully completed those five problems, I would give them their quiz. Each student was able to get their answers…


Cross-Curricular AFL activity at Andrew Lewis Middle School

Posted on March 6, 2010 at 11:45am 1 Comment

Lee Hodges (World Geography - ALMS) and I created a cross-curricular activity two years ago. This activity was similar to the show "Amazing Race."

The "Race"

-Groups of students are given a World Map and an answer sheet. Each group then receives their first clue. On this sheet there is a World Geography AND a Math question related to a place in the World. (For example: Big Ben) that they have to answer. After they record their answers, they get each of them checked, the…


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At 3:21pm on May 29, 2010, Scott Habeeb said…
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At 9:32pm on December 9, 2009, Scott Habeeb said…
Welcome to Assessment FOR Learning. Thanks for joining! Please take a moment to introduce yourself by replying to the Introductions Forum.

Also, I would suggest clicking on the "Read 1st" tab at the top of the main page. This could give you some good ideas for using this site.

Feel free to add any ideas, blog posts, forum discussions, or videos that you think would be helpful to people as they are considering AFL in their classroom/schools.

If you have ideas for content that should be added, feel free to let me know. I look forward to hearing from you in Forum Discussions and reading your ideas in any Blog Posts you care to write.

Thanks again!

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