Journaling is the part of maths mastery that helps you to find out more about your learners. Evaluating a journal can tell you a lot about how a child thinks, what they’re interested in, and how well they understand the learning.
Journal work varies in quantity and quality, tends to be individualised, and has the potential to be taken in many different directions. In other words: trying to evaluate journals is tricky.
Luckily, there are a number of things you can do to chart a learner’s progress and help inform any summative assessments.
Here’s how you can assess learners’ maths journal work.