Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics, Grades K-5
25 Formative Assessment Probes for the Elementary Classroom
- Cheryl Rose Tobey - Tobey Education Group, LLC, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
- Leslie Minton - Math Matters, University of Southern Maine, USA
Foreword by Page Keeley
"Finally, a book to help teachers differentiate math instruction using their own individualized, current data! The practical, simple-to-use formative assessments allow teachers to identify areas of difficulty, correct misconceptions, and guide learning."
—Renee Peoples, Fourth Grade Teacher and K–5 District Math Facilitator
Swain County Schools, NC
"This book offers ways for teachers to gain more insight into what their students know and don't know."
—Carol Amos, Teacher Leader/Mathematics Coordinator
Twinfield Union School, VT
25 targeted probes that gauge students' mathematics comprehension in Grades K–5
Quickly identify each child's level of understanding with these easy-to-use assessment tools! This sequel to the bestseller Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics answers teachers' requests for more strategies to monitor classroom learning in real time. The authors provide 25 field-tested probes—brief, easily administered assessments—that can pinpoint students' areas of struggle in mathematics. Aligned with NCTM standards, these grade-appropriate probes are easy to implement immediately and help teachers:
- Build on children's current understandings while addressing their identified difficulties
- Quickly and objectively evaluate specific math skills
- Determine students' common mistakes and obstacles to learning math
- Measure learners' abilities and compare them to performance objectives
Tobey and Minton include their proprietary QUEST cycle model, which provides teachers with the necessary tools to make sound instructional choices and improve all students' mathematical knowledge.
“Finally, a book to help teachers differentiate math instruction using their own, individualized, current data! This book provides practical, simple-to-use formative assessments that allow teachers to identify areas of difficulty, correct misconceptions, and guide learning.”
“This book is a much-needed resource for beginning and veteran teachers alike.”
“This book offers ways for teachers to gain more insight into what their students know and don’t know.”
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Mathematics Assessment Probes