Sep 07

# Back-to-School Assessment Toolkit

## Back-to-School Number Assessment Toolkit

The Robertson Program has identified four quick and efficient assessments you can use to better understanding the mathematical needs of your students. Along with each assessment, we have identified lessons in our math lesson library that aid in the development of the skills required for each assessment.

## Number Knowledge Test

Let students’ intuitive knowledge of numbers and their pre-existing math skills provide a foundation for informed and differentiated instruction. Provide immediate feedback by challenging learners to communicate their number sense abilities while also developing and demonstrating problem-solving strategies.

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Students use a number card to build a unifix tower and compare to determine whose tower is taller.
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In this collaborative game, students keep their cumulative total under 99 until the deck runs out.
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Students aim to beat the dealer by getting as close to 21 as possible without going over.
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## Place Value

In this interview-style assessment, educators identify any misunderstandings their students may have about place value. Through a series of questions and with the aid of manipulatives, educators observe how students comprehend the value of one, tens, hundreds, etc.

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Students investigate relationships between numbers by comparing the size of cuisenaire rods.
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These many short activities provide students an opportunity to practice all five strands of math.
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Students learn how to use the Soroban to build number sense and learn about place value.
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## Empty Number Line

The number line helps model the connection between measurement (space) and number. It is flexible and makes conceptual understanding visible, including any error. Use this assessment to help determine how accurately students identify specific numeric locations on a number line.

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Students practice one-to-one correspondence in this fun dice-rolling, bingo-dabbing game!
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In this addition and subtraction game, players attempt to land midway on a number line.
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Students use a number line to understand the relationship between fractions and their equivalent decimal forms.
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Designed for young learners with an emerging concept of number. Children are tasked to generate specific number sets by using manipulatives to represent exact numbers. This task demonstrates a student’s knowledge of cardinality, one-to-one correspondence and a conceptual understanding of counting.

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Students use a number card to build a unifix tower and compare to determine whose tower is taller.
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Students develop an understanding of numbers by comparing ladybugs inside vs. outside of a house.
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## Author

#### Hannah Genich

Student, MACSE Teacher Education Program (OISE/U of T)