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Math Assessment Plan

Pre- Assessment Method
The pre-instruction assessment will be a short review quiz covering material which has already been
covered earlier in the year. This assessment will include writing and simplifying fractions , writing
decimals as fractions and fractions as decimals, and solving basic equations involving fractions.

Post-Assessment Method
The post-instruction assessment will be the end of the unit test. While this will not be a repeat of the
pre-instruction assessment, the basic ideas from the first assessment will be carried over into the postinstruction
assessment. For example, students will be required to solve a problem involving miles per
hour and traveling. To do this, students have to use knowledge gained during the instruction to correctly
set up and solve the problem, but knowledge gained before the instruction will be used to simplify and
correctly compute the solution . For students that perform very poorly on the pre -instruction
assessment, special care will be given to notice the difference between the fundamental skills displayed
at the pre -instruction assessment compared to the post -instruction assessment. Although all students
will be graded in the same manner, this special care will be used to better gauge the student’s
understanding.

Other Assessment Activities
Two quizzes will serve as assessments during the instruction. The first will cover the basic ideas of rate,
ratio, and solving proportions. The second will focus on percents and the percent proportion. In
addition, homework will be assigned on a regular basis. The actual amount of homework collected and
taken as a grade will be determined later depending on the actual pacing and other circumstances while
teaching this lesson. The culminating activity will also be included in this unit. This basic overview of this
activity is that students have to construct a scale drawing of their favorite candy bar. In addition , the
students will then answer various questions such as how many calories would be in the large candy bar,
how much of different ingredients would be needed for each new bar, and other questions. Students
will also think about and answer different questions relating to food and scale drawings. Finally, the
students will complete an activity regarding wildlife sampling. This activity will involve students
conducting “capture and recapture” experiments with dried beans. After the data collection, students
will answer questions and complete problems involving proportions.

Essential Question
Addressed
Pre-Instruction
Assessment Descriptors
During Instruction
Assessment (Formative)
Descriptors
Post-Instruction
Assessment Descriptors
How can proportions be
used
in your everyday
life and how do you
take a normal
experience and solve a
question about it using
a ratio?
- Basic knowledge of
fractions and ratios
- Calculate and answer
questions about wildlife
sampling activity
- Quiz about ratio, rate,
and solving proportions
- Complete
- Take a story problem,
create a proportions,
solve the proportion,
and use this
information
How are ratios and
proportions
used to set
up and solve problems
such using rates such as
miles per hour?
- Basic knowledge of
fractions and ratios
- Quiz covering
percents, including
those relating to rates
- Complete homework
assignments
- Use ratios and
proportions to solve
rate problems
What are the steps to
create
a scale drawing
of a map or another
object and how does
this idea build from
ratios and proportions?
- Basic knowledge of
fractions and ratios
- Create a scale drawing
of a candy bar
- Answer questions
about the percent
increase of the candy
bar and other foods
- Complete homework
assignments
 
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