My poor kiddos have been subject to a crazy amount of tests in the past two weeks. Last week we had MAPS testing as well as our common assessment pre-tests. Our district has common assessments that we use before and after teaching a unit. Our upcoming unit is on fractions.
I don't know about you, but sometimes I get the craziest of answers from my kiddos! Here are a few of the highlights:
I have no idea where this student got the idea of ice cream from the given question, but she sure knows how to write her own problem when she doesn't know the answer!
Food was a common theme - as they all wanted to add food to the number line problem. This student was into pizza.
This kiddo decided, when in doubt, just copy the question - that has to be worth at least 1/2 a point right? LOL!
At least I figured out where the pizza came from!
I am usually really good at figuring out what to do with student errors and misconceptions, but in this case I am almost at a loss. I know this is just a pre-test, but almost all of my students didn't even read the problem (or couldn't understand what it was asking).
Any suggestions for reading test questions and following directions?