Prepare an assessment for ratio or proportional reasoning to administer to an elementary student (can only choose grade level 4 or 5). Administer the assessment to the elementary student.
In a 250-500 word essay, describe and reflect on additional strategies and instructional supports to meet the needs of the student based on the assessment findings.
APA format, Times New Romans, 12pt., double space, in-text citation, reference(s) and turn it in percentage less than 20%.
Below I have provided an example to get started:
Focus on math standards associated with using ratios and proportions. Assessment is another word for test or quiz.
Step 1: Identify a student a that you will be able to work with for this assignment, they need to be in grades 4-8 and willing to take a brief math “quiz” for you.
Step 2: Create a short assessment (quiz) that you will have the student take. The quiz needs to assess standards associated with ratios and proportions. Here are three 6th grade standards for this, to help you get started:
•Understand the concept of a ratio and use ratio language to describe a ratio relationship between two quantities. For example, “The ratio of wings to beaks in the bird house at the zoo was 2:1, because for every 2 wings there was 1 beak.” “For every vote candidate A received, candidate C received nearly three votes.”
•CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A.2. Understand the concept of a unit rate a/b associated with a ratio a:b with b ≠ 0, and use rate language in the context of a ratio relationship. For example, “This recipe has a ratio of 3 cups of flour to 4 cups of sugar, so there is 3/4 cup of flour for each cup of sugar.” “We paid $75 for 15 hamburgers, which is a rate of $5 per hamburger.”1
•CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.RP.A. Use ratio and rate reasoning to solve real-world and mathematical problems, e.g., by reasoning about tables of equivalent ratios, tape diagrams, double number line diagrams, or equations.
Step 3: Based on the student’s performand on the assessment/quiz, how would you teach this student (if you were their teacher/tutor) to increase their understanding of this content? What teaching/learning strategies would you use?