I thought my Math 3 kids were doing well on the characteristics of functions (domain, range, increasing, decreasing, intercepts, end behavior, extrema) until I gave them a little check today with an online "quiz" that I'd built.
And now I know the truth.
Sure, some are doing great! But a lot more aren't and are trying to hide behind the kids answering the questions.
This just shows how important it is to do intermediate checks despite how a class "feels".
Formative assessments, anyone?
The grading is great online for matching, multiple choice, and true/false questions. But I wanted to see the kids' notation, so I left the questions as short answer. More of a pain to grade but so much more evidence! So glad I did it that way. With almost 90 kids to do this for though, that's going to be something I'll really have to consider in the future.