1. At this stage of the unit it is important to know:
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- whether students can sort using only one or more than one property;
- whether students can sort the same set of objects in multiple ways;
- and so forth.
2. The guiding questions help students focus on the mathematics and aid
you in understanding the students’ level of knowledge and skill with
the mathematical concepts of this lesson. One of the assessment tools
provided is a recording sheet entitled Status of the Class
recording sheet. It is helpful to record students’ current level of
understanding as a way to plan instruction and to monitor and measure
their growth toward meeting the learning objectives. Documenting
information about students’ understanding throughout the lesson can
help you focus on each student’s needs and strengths and thus increase
students’ learning opportunities.
3. The assessment information you collected can help you to monitor
students’ learning, adjust instruction, and plan future lessons for the
class. Data on individual students can be used to plan strategies for
regrouping students, remediation, and extension activities. This
information is extremely useful when discussing progress toward
learning goals with students, caregivers, administrators, and
students in the early grades will need multiple sorting experiences.
You may wish to ask students to use these procedures as they sort other
objects such as small toys, models of vegetables or fruits, jewelry,
keys, tops for containers, bread clips, and coins.