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Know Before You Go: Pre-Assessing Students' Math Knowledge

As teachers, we know that it is impossible to fit every curriculum into a single school year. There simply is not enough time. Our limited time is much better spent opening our students' minds to new knowledge and concepts rather than boring them with material they have already mastered. Check out some fresh ways to pre-assess math students for prior knowledge before embarking on each new unit.
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Know Before You Go: Pre-Assessing Students' Math Knowledge
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    Differentiation: It Starts with Pre-Assessment

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    AD McDaniel says:
    In order to meet the needs of every student, you must effectively assess them before you begin. This article lays out the relationship between pre-assessment and a successful differentiated lesson.
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    AD McDaniel says:
    This page is full of quality links to some of the best pre-assessment and prior knowledge advice and options on the Web. It's a great one-stop shop to help you brainstorm what will work best for your math students.
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    For pre-assessments to be effective, you have to have a plan in place for why and how you are pre-assessing your students. This visually-impressive pdf breaks down the entire process behind planning a pre-assessment and the pros and cons of some of the most popular types of pre-assessments.
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    The master guide of pre-assessments. This free book gives a brief introduction to 50 different pre-assessment strategies teachers can use along with a link to a teacher or education website with a strong example of how the assessment looks in practice.
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    10 Creative Pre-assessment Ideas You May Not Know

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    AD McDaniel says:
    This article is perfect when you want to switch things up and find out what students know without relying on the same, boring pre-test. All 10 ideas can work for any subject matter but fit very well for math concepts.
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BloomBoard Asks:What pre-assessments have proven successful in identifying your students' prior knowledge?
Selina JonesLower Elementary English Language Arts Math History & Social Studies ScienceFebruary 22, 2017
I have had success with Kahoot quizzes for pre-assessments in math and science. The kids are engaged and showing what they know about a topic quickly.