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Check KHMER WOO's homework. If you find any of his answers are wrong please write down a sentence or two explaining what he did wrong.

A Mathematics Lesson Starter Of The Day

Topics: Starter | Algebra | Arithmetic

  • Sue, St Albans
  • It is a very good starter.
    But I think the answer to the question 11 is correct.
  • Bianca,
  • The answer to 11 is mathematical correct, but with the unit £ it should have two decimal places?
  • G Stevens, Heston
  • Question 8 is an equation in "x".
    Nothing says that it is intended to be an identity which has been incorrectly simplified.
    Why not just "solve for x".
  • Transum,
  • If this Starter generates discussion then it has been worthwhile. Looking at someone else's work is probably a novelty for most students and requires them to think in a different way from the thought processes that normally go into completing Maths homework. The mixture of question types provides a quick revision of many algebraic techniques should be familiar to students working their way through Secondary school.

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Laptops In Lessons

Teacher, do your students have access to computers such as tablets, iPads or Laptops?  This page was really designed for projection on a whiteboard but if you really want the students to have access to it here is a concise URL for a version of this page without the comments:

However it would be better to assign one of the student interactive activities below.

Laptops In Lessons

Here is the URL which will take them to a mixed student activity.

Student Activity

Look back at the work you have done in your exercise book or on your computer. Find all of the mistakes you have made. Create a page like the one above containing your mistakes and some correct calculations. Email it to another student to mark.

Peer Assessment

When students engage in peer assessment, particularly in mathematics classes, several advantages become evident:

Enhanced Learning and Understanding: Peer assessment encourages students to take ownership of their learning, leading to deeper engagement and a better grasp of the material. It also helps them understand the criteria by which academic work is assessed.

Development of Critical Thinking and Feedback Skills: The process of assessing their peers’ work helps students to develop critical thinking and constructive feedback skills, which are valuable in academic and professional settings.

Promotion of Collaborative Learning: Peer assessment involves dialogue and the exchange of ideas, which can be particularly beneficial in subjects like mathematics, where problem-solving is often enhanced through collaboration.

Increased Motivation and Engagement: Being active in the assessment process can increase students' motivation and investment in the learning process, leading to a more dynamic educational experience.

Development of Interpersonal Skills: The process requires effective communication, hypothesising, reasoning, and constructive criticism, fostering essential interpersonal skills for collaborative work environments.

These advantages highlight the multifaceted benefits of peer assessment in enhancing not only academic skills but also important life skills. However, it's important to note that effective implementation of peer assessment requires careful planning and guidance from teachers to ensure its success and to address any potential challenges, such as ensuring the quality of feedback and managing student interactions effectively

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