Formative assessment is a big part of my daily maths lessons. It helps me delve deep into what learners know so I can adjust my teaching to support them in the best way.
Supporting formative assessment can be done in a few different ways. Sharing learning intentions, setting success criteria, and providing feedback all positively contribute to effective classroom assessment. Using maths journals in lessons also supports formative assessment — provided you choose the right activity and type of journaling.
Creative journaling encourages learners to develop models and stories. They’re a great way for learners to show the full range of their understanding. So, how do you get started with using creative journals to support formative assessment?