Observation Details

Content Strand - Number and Algebra

  • Number and place value

  • Fractions and decimals

  • Real numbers

  • Money and financial mathematics

  • Patterns and algebra

Observation of quality standards - Teacher evidence

  • Responds constructively to misconceptions

  • Encourages students to listen, evaluate and build on the ideas of others

  • Holds back from telling, listens attentively

  • Encourages students to explain their thinking

  • Have high but realistic expectations of all students

  • Promotes and values effort and risk taking

  • Structures the task for different possibilities, strategies and products to emerge

  • The materials used support the mathematical learning/concept

  • Makes the mathematical focus clear to students

  • Gives clear instructions/directions to students

  • Maintains an appropriate pace

  • Gives positive and specific feedback to students

  • Pauses at different junctures to extend the thinking on a particular part

Observation of quality standards - Student evidence

  • Actively engaged

  • Follows directions

  • Learns cooperatively where required

Student evidence - Understanding

  • Connects related ideas

  • Describes their thinking

  • Uses visual models and materials appropriately

  • Uses the language

Student evidence - Fluency

  • Recalls factual knowledge readily

  • Calculates answers efficiently

  • Chooses appropriate methods and procedures

Student evidence - Problem Solving

  • Formulates problems

  • Interprets and models problems

  • Communicates solutions effectively

  • Solves unfamiliar problems

Student evidence - Reasoning

  • Explains thinking

  • Proves or disproves an answer

  • Justify strategies

  • Solves in more than one way

  • Transfers knowledge

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