Just in time to take the heat off of high stakes test prep season!
Tired of making and grading worksheets that your students think are just "drill and kill?" Want to know where your students' strengths and weaknesses are on specific basic arithmetic, geometry, pre-algebra, and algebra skills?
Shodor, a Durham-based education organization, has released a new set of tools to help teachers, parents, and students use a more dynamic approach to assess student achievement in math skills. The "Interactivate Assessment Toolkit" is available at http://www.shodor.org/interactivate. More than 50 Explorers, Games, and Quizzes allow students to tailor their assessment activity by selecting a problem type, level of difficulty, and allowed time for solution. These assessment tools will also "keep score" so students will be able to track their progress as they improve their computation skills and basic understanding of math concepts.
Shodor has developed the Computational Science Education Reference Desk (CSERD) as a Pathway portal of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) to help transform learning through computational thinking. More information is available at http://cserd.nsdl.org
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