Summative Assessments are challenging for students, parents as well as teachers. We have an important role to play in making this time more comfortable and useful for our students.
I am sure we don’t want our students to feel like this while preparing for their Maths exams.
What we CAN do
- Never take up a complicated topic to teach with the exam dates round the corner.
- Help the students to revise using most effective ways like quizzes, inter-group discussions in the class, students making worksheets for each other and rewarding the BEST question made by a student.
- Giving quick verbal mental maths tests in the class to improve their speed and accuracy.
- Make a list of all the most likely misconception questions in all the topics and ensure that they are removed.
What we SHOULD not do –
1. Do NOT make an assessment paper which is imbalanced in terms of easy, medium and difficult
levels of questions. I am reminded of something I had seen earlier, sharing here –
2. Avoid any action or words spoken which will add to the exam anxiety of the students.
I would also like to share this useful link with all –
By Ranjani Mitra – Snr Educational Specialist
(Member of Mindspark Development Team)
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