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…is structured and reveals
cohesive and comparable
information about students and
their thinking…while challenging
them through contextual
situations…
Why would you estimate the
quantity of bananas in this picture?
What makes estimation the best
approach to understanding this
situation?
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Content Prompts
Relate or connect topics
within/outside
mathematics…targeting
concepts
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Kenya rounded a number to 800.
Find a number that Kenya could
have used. Explain why it could
be rounded to 800. Find at least
2 more numbers that could be
rounded to 800.
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Rick makes banana splits. Each
split requires 2 bananas.
Estimate the number of banana
splits Rick could make.
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When I estimate the length of
something, I …
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Process Prompts
Awareness of how one
approaches problem solving
I feel that estimation is…
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Attitudinal Prompts
Focus on feelings about
themselves as mathematicians
and students of mathematics
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When I do math, I feel _______
because …
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Journal Prompts
Pose situations or questions for
students to respond
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Journal Prompts
Encourage support of ideas with
clear explanation
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Journal Prompts
Encourage specific examples as
part of the explanation
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General Guidelines
 May use more than once
 Assessment tasks, expanded response or
  self constructed
 Content prompts should include
  expectations
 Content prompts should reflect progress in
  understanding
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General Guidelines
 Use attitudinal prompts to detect changes
 Process prompts give insight
 Can be used daily or intermittently
 If daily - 3 content, 1 process, 1 attitudinal
 More thought if scored
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Mathematics Journal Prompts
Curriculum Research &
Development Group, University of
Hawaii
Email crdg@hawaii.edu
http://www.hawaii.edu/crdg/

				
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