My students need dry erase crayons for their smartpals and scissors to work on transformations and tesselations.
Hands on! We need dry erase crayons for formative assessment and scissors to work on transformations and tessellations.
My eighth grade students attend a public school and are very engaged and eager to learn.
They are a wonderful, diverse group of children. In the eighth grade alone, about 10 different countries are represented. Our school is located in a highly populated urban area.
One of the many ways that I assess my students is via periodic assessments done via a 8 x 11 dry erase board. The students solve problems on their dry erase boards and then hold them up for me to review their work. This is a good way to see whether students are meeting the learning goals. However, dry erase markers dry out very quickly. I have done some research and found that an alternative to dry erase markers are dry erase crayons. They last longer because they do not dry out.
The other items included in this project are scissors that my students can use for geometry lessons, specifically transformations and tessellations. It's one thing to see what a tessellation is but it is another thing to experience creating one.
The items requested in this project are critical supplies that would be used on a regular basis, especially the dry erase crayons.
The scissors would also allow the students to create mathematical concepts as opposed to simply learning about them.
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