What does formative assessment look like in your classroom? As a classroom teacher, I knew how important it was to hear from students in the midst of a lesson – to check for understanding that would drive my instruction. I recently had the chance to talk to the creator of an awesome formative assessment tool for the math classroom called Woot Math.
If you haven’t heard of Woot Math, their math poll feature helps teachers check for understanding in the math classroom. After hearing about Woot Math for the first time, I jumped into their website to try out polls myself. I was able to easily search through their gallery of thousands of K-12 quizzes, exit tickets and warmups and even try out a poll as a student to see what it would look like on a student device.
Formative Assessment for the Math Classroom
Woot Math was designed to promote engagement in the classroom, help students build confidence as math students, and give teachers actionable information to drive instruction. With Woot Math students have access to a digital scratchpad tailored for math activities – making it easy for them to respond to a wide variety of math questions. It captures students’ work and gives teachers a real-time view into student thinking that just wouldn’t be possible without the power of digital tools.
In addition to gathering information quickly, Woot Math lets teachers instantly group students to help facilitate peer-to-peer discussion more efficiently. This is a great example of how digital tools can help teachers save time when gathering and analyzing formative assessment data.
Woot Math Polls
If you’re anything like me, you like having the option to access pre-made resources that are ready-to-use right away, and the option to create your very own resources from scratch. Woot Math has a gallery of thousands of resources you can dive into right away to find “just right” material for your next lesson. This includes quizzes, exit tickets and warmups on a variety of K-12 math topics. You’ll also have the ability to create your own customized formative assessments with Woot Math too.
Teachers can use Woot Math to run live lessons where students join in and interact with content their teacher has handpicked for that particular day’s lesson. Students can represent their thinking with the digital scratchpad in Woot Math. It includes a math expression editor, scientific calculator, freehand drawing and more. You can also instantly project your students’ work to spark whole-class discussions.
In addition to launching a live lesson with your class, Woot Math gives you the option to assign your students self-paced quizzes, exit tickets and homework. You’ll still receive instant information on student understanding and you can even run and track multiple assignments. You’ll have access to student data for future planning and to add to conversations with families on the best ways to support their child as math students.
Woot Math is totally free for teachers and you can jump in and get started right away. Visit Woot Math’s website to learn more!
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