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Teaching Practice Task 2 Monitoring the Learning

Program link: This task is associated to the guidelines of the course EPR 3203 Teaching
Methods for the Primary School Teacher (Course learning outcomes 4 Plan and implement
appropriate modes of assessment for primary mathematics teaching and learning)

Objective: Describe how you monitored the learning when the students were working on their
activities and identify the tools used to record your data. For each lesson you teach, you will
describe the tool that you use to monitor the work of the children. In the second column, you will
describe how you used that tool and you will reflect on how useful it was.

Grade Level: 5 E/F MST Name: Nina Thomas

For each Tools used to Explain why you used that assessment tool and
lesson monitor the reflect on how successful it was
taught learning
(assessment tool)

1 The following tools The mentioned tools were utilized throughout the math
Lesson 1 were used to monitor lesson in order to ensure students success towards the topic
students learning: that was introduced to them. Two different charts were used
Charts and students throughout the lesson that illustrates some aspects that makes
old writing samples a high quality piece of writing. The charts were used in order
were displayed on the to make the students aware of the aspects that they need to
board. follow while completing their final draft in order to get a
high grade that would satisfy them. Therefore, most of the
students were looking at the charts from a while to another
when they were completing the tasks. This is because, they
wanted to ensure that they are following the important
aspects that will allow them to get a high grade. Such thing
proved that the charts were successful and affected the
students positively. Whereas, writing samples were also
utilized within the lesson in order to give the students an
overview about the differences between high, medium and
low quality of writing. To elaborate, after reviewing the
charts with the students, they had to grade the samples that
were displayed on the board. Students were looking at the
aspects and checked whether the samples followed those
aspects or not. In such way, students were aware of what
they need to do and follow while writing, as they will be
aware of the things that they need to avoid. Such thing
proved that the samples were successful and made the
students realize the differences between an excellent and
poor piece of writing.
2 The following tools The mentioned tools were utilized throughout the math
Lesson 2 were used to monitor lesson in order to ensure students success towards the topic
students learning: that was introduced to them. White board was used in order
plastic paper folders, to draw and demonstrate to the students the current life in the
bowl, square tiles and ocean and the two ways that would support life in the ocean.
white board. The reason behind using the white board and drawing the
current of life in the ocean is to ease students understanding
step by step. To elaborate, the drawing first illustrates the
devastation that is occurring in the ocean, then it
demonstrates the two ways that could support life in the
ocean. In such way, students understanding will be satisfied
because pictures and information was provided to them while
introducing the topic. Therefore, students were responding
effectively when I asked them to retell me the current life in
the ocean and mention the two ways that could support life in
the ocean. Such thing proves the success of using the white
board and drawings in order to deliver the new information
to the students. Whereas, the plastic paper folders, bowls and
square tiles were the tools that were used by all of the
students within the activity. To elaborate, all of these tools
were used by the students and the aim of the tools was to
make students aware of that sustainable fishing and
conserving water are the two ways of supporting life in the
ocean. The reason behind using the mentioned tools is that
the topic was a new topic to the students and I wanted to
ensure that they are introduced to this topic in a creative,
attractive and engaging way. Throughout the lesson, students
were exposed and interacted with hand on materials that
helped them process the given information in a fun and easy
way. All of the students were highly engaged while working
in their centers as wanted to redo the activity more than once.
Such thing proved that the tools were successful and most
importantly students enjoyed what they were doing.

3 The following tools The mentioned tools were utilized throughout the math
Lesson 3 were used to monitor lesson in order to ensure students success towards the topic
students learning: that was introduced to them. In which, the subtraction story
mini white boards, was used within the lesson because, its a fantasy story that
projector (display the involves Disney characters as it hooked all of the students. In
story under the topic addition, creating this story benefited all of the students
subtraction) and understanding because the story was put into a subtraction
papers that consists theme as it involved questions that require the students to
subtraction equations solve. Therefore, all students were highly engaged and were
and word problems. attentive towards the story. To elaborate, students were
excited to answer the questions within the story since I
modeled for them one question and showed them the
required steps that they need to follow. Moreover, the mini
white boards was an effective tool that helped students when
solving the questions that were mentioned within the story.
The reason behind choosing this tool is that I wanted all
students to work together as a team and share the board with
each other when solving the questions. To elaborate, students
within each group were sharing one board together as they
were taking turns by passing the board out to the student next
to them. All students were excited to take turns and write
down the answers on the white board. Therefore, students
were behaving well and following the rule, which is taking
turns and such thing proved the success of that specific tool.
Finally, the equation and word problems papers were used
within the classroom activity. The reason behind using such
tool is that I wanted to ensure that students are able to write,
solve and identify the required steps that they need to follow
while answering the questions first in order to expos them to
centers within the future lessons. All students were working
successfully since the questions within the papers followed
the same pattern with the questions in the story that they
have practiced and solved together with their team.

4 The following tools The mentioned tools were utilized throughout the math
Lesson 4 were used to monitor lesson in order to ensure students success towards the topic
students learning: that was introduced to them. In which, the addition story was
mini white boards, used within the lesson because, its a fantasy story that
projector (display the involves Disney characters as it hooked all of the students. In
story under the topic addition, creating this story benefited all of the students
addition) and papers understanding because the story was put into addition theme
that consists addition as it involved questions that require the students to solve.
equations and word Therefore, all students were highly engaged and were
problems. attentive towards the story. To elaborate, students were
excited to answer the questions within the story since I
modeled for them one question and showed them the
required steps that they need to follow. Moreover, the mini
white boards was an effective tool that helped students when
solving the questions that were mentioned within the story.
The reason behind choosing this tool is that I wanted all
students to work together as a team and share the board with
each other when solving the questions. To elaborate, students
within each group were sharing one board together as they
were taking turns by passing the board out to the student next
to them. All students were excited to take turns and write
down the answers on the white board. Therefore, students
were behaving well and following the rule, which is taking
turns and such thing proved the success of that specific tool.
Finally, the equation and word problems papers were used
within the classroom activity. The reason behind using such
tool is that I wanted to ensure that students are able to write,
solve and identify the required steps that they need to follow
while answering the questions first in order to expos them to
centers within the future lessons. All students were working
successfully since the questions within the papers followed
the same pattern with the questions in the story that they
have practiced and solved together with their team.

5 The following tools The mentioned tools were utilized throughout the math
Lesson 5 were used to monitor lesson in order to ensure students success towards the topic
students learning: that was introduced to them. In which, the mini white boards
mini white boards, was an effective tool that helped students when writing the
plastic plates, answers down (converting fractions to division) according to
question sheets, the questions that were given to them by their teacher. The
scissors, glue colour reason behind choosing this tool is that I wanted all students
paint, number cards, to work together as a team and share the board with each
paddles, colourful other when solving the questions. To elaborate, students
papers and play within each group were sharing one board together as they
dough. were taking turns by passing the board out to the student next
to them. All students were excited to take turns and write
down the answers on the white board. Therefore, students
were behaving well and following the rule, which is taking
turns and such thing proved the success of that specific tool.
Moreover, throughout this lesson different centers were
applied that met the same goal. Plastic plates, question
sheets, scissors, glue, colour paint, number cards, paddles,
colour papers and paly dough were the tools applied within
five centers. To elaborate, all of these tools were used by the
students and the aim of the tools was to allow all students
convert fractions into division. The reason behind using the
mentioned tools is that the topic was a new topic to the
students and I wanted to ensure that they are introduced to
this topic in a creative, attractive and engaging way.
Throughout the lesson, students were exposed and interacted
with hand on materials that helped them process the given
information in a fun and easy way. All of the students were
highly engaged while working in their centers as they asked
me whether they would rotate in order to work in other
centers. Such thing proved that the tools were successful and
most importantly students enjoyed what they were doing.

6 Lesson 6 The following tools The mentioned tools were utilized throughout the math
were used to monitor lesson in order to ensure students success towards the topic
students learning: that was introduced to them. In which, the division story was
mini white boards, used within the lesson because, its a fantasy story that
projector (display the involves Disney characters as it hooked all of the students. In
story under the topic addition, creating this story benefited all of the students
division) and papers understanding because the story was put into a division
that consists division theme as it involved questions that require the students to
equations and word solve. Therefore, all students were highly engaged and were
problems. attentive towards the story. To elaborate, students were
excited to answer the questions within the story since I
modeled for them one question and showed them the
required steps that they need to follow. Moreover, the mini
white boards was an effective tool that helped students when
solving the questions that were mentioned within the story.
The reason behind choosing this tool is that I wanted all
students to work together as a team and share the board with
each other when solving the questions. To elaborate, students
within each group were sharing one board together as they
were taking turns by passing the board out to the student next
to them. All students were excited to take turns and write
down the answers on the white board. Therefore, students
were behaving well and following the rule, which is taking
turns and such thing proved the success of that specific tool.
Finally, the equation and word problems papers were used
within the classroom activity. The reason behind using such
tool is that I wanted to ensure that students are able to write,
solve and identify the required steps that they need to follow
while answering the questions first in order to expos them to
centers within the future lessons. All students were working
successfully since the questions within the papers followed
the same pattern with the questions in the story that they
have practiced and solved together with their team.
7 Lesson 7 The following tools The mentioned tools were utilized throughout the math
were used to monitor lesson in order to ensure students success towards the topic
students learning: that was introduced to them. White board was used in order
plastic paper folders, to draw and demonstrate to the students the current life in the
bowl, square tiles and ocean and the two ways that would support life in the ocean.
white board. The reason behind using the white board and drawing the
current of life in the ocean is to ease students understanding
step by step. To elaborate, the drawing first illustrates the
devastation that is occurring in the ocean, then it
demonstrates the two ways that could support life in the
ocean. In such way, students understanding will be satisfied
because pictures and information was provided to them while
introducing the topic. Therefore, students were responding
effectively when I asked them to retell me the current life in
the ocean and mention the two ways that could support life in
the ocean. Such thing proves the success of using the white
board and drawings in order to deliver the new information
to the students. Whereas, the plastic paper folders, bowls and
square tiles were the tools that were used by all of the
students within the activity. To elaborate, all of these tools
were used by the students and the aim of the tools was to
make students aware of that sustainable fishing and
conserving water are the two ways of supporting life in the
ocean. The reason behind using the mentioned tools is that
the topic was a new topic to the students and I wanted to
ensure that they are introduced to this topic in a creative,
attractive and engaging way. Throughout the lesson, students
were exposed and interacted with hand on materials that
helped them process the given information in a fun and easy
way. All of the students were highly engaged while working
in their centers as wanted to redo the activity more than once.
Such thing proved that the tools were successful and most
importantly students enjoyed what they were doing.