# Designing Assessment for Mathematics

- Eileen Depka - Elmbrook Schools

*"Clearly demonstrates how to design rubrics for math, a content area that desperately needs support. The use of rubrics combined with performance tasks helps educators teach math at a higher, more engaging level. A must-have book for all educators seeking to build a strong thinking-based math program."*—Lee Ann Cervini, Principal, Holley Elementary School, NY

*"Makes a distinct contribution to the field. Not only does the text clearly explain how to create rubrics and performance tasks in a step-by-step manner, each chapter also provides an example for immediate use in the classroom."*—Marcia Carlson, Sixth-Grade Teacher, Crestview Elementary School, Clive, IA

**Enhance students' understanding of math concepts through rubrics and hands-on learning!**

Teaching mathematics in today's world requires practices and procedures integrated with performance tasks that actively involve students. In this second edition of *Designing Rubrics for Mathematics , *Eileen Depka clarifies the purpose of rubrics in math instruction and illustrates the relationship between assessment, rubrics, and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics' Principles and Standards for School Mathematics (2000).

Each chapter in this research-based updated edition offers easy-to-use strategies, suggestions, creative sample problems, and tasks to engage students in hands-on learning while allowing them to have fun in the process. With two new chapters focused on communication to deepen students' understanding of math concepts and using rubric data to improve instruction, this resource provides teachers with:

- Reflective activities to use with students for metacognitive processing
- Strategies for creating standards-linked rubrics, plus samples
- Tips for differentiating performance tasks
- How-to's for student-created rubrics
- Internet resource links for rubric development, mathematical focal points, and standards

** Designing Assessment for Mathematics, Second Edition,** demonstrates how to drive instruction and successfully boost achievement levels by providing students with experiences that impact their learning and performance.

The State of Mathematics |

About This Book |

The Rubric |

Why Use Rubrics in Mathematics? |

Rubric/Mathematics Application: You're Right on Target! |

In Summary |

The Importance of Standards |

Mathematics Standards and Rubrics |

Rubric/Mathematics Application: How Negative Are My Temperatures? |

In Summary |

Why Use Performance Tasks? |

Characteristics of Performance Tasks |

Creating the Performance Task |

Rubric/Mathematics Application: Let's Go Shopping! |

In Summary |

The Checklist |

The Transition from Checklist to Rubric |

Summary of Steps for Developing a Rubric |

Rubric/Mathematics Application: What's My Area? |

In Summary |

The Purpose of Weighted Rubrics |

Using Technology in Rubric Development |

Rubric/Mathematics Application: Discoveries in Rainbow Candy Land |

In Summary |

Using Student-Created Rubrics |

The Process |

Rubric/Mathematics Application: I'm Not Just Average! |

In Summary |

Using Teacher-Made Tests |

Creating a Teacher-Made Test |

Rubric/Mathematics Application: Finding LCM and GCF |

In Summary |

Analyzing Data |

Individual Graphs |

Group and Summary Information |

Student Comparisons |

Rubric/Mathematics Application: The Garden |

In Summary |

Mathematical Vocabulary |

Communication |

Feedback |

Reflection |

Mathematics Application: Sales Tax Task |

In Summary |

Project 1 Overview: Measurement and Statistics |

Project 2 Overview: Symmetry and Area |

Project 3 Overview: Standard Measurement |

Project 4 Overview: Unit Pricing |

Project 5 Overview: Complementary and Supplementary Angles |

"Makes a distinct contribution to the field. Not only does the text clearly explain how to create rubrics and performance tasks in a step-by-step manner, each chapter also provides an example for immediate use in the classroom."

**Crestview Elementary School, Clive, IA**

"Clearly demonstrates how to design rubrics for math, a content area that desperately needs support. The use of rubrics combined with performance tasks helps educators teach math at a higher, more engaging level. A must-have book for all educators seeking to build a strong, thinking-based math program."

**Holley Elementary School, NY**

*"From strategies to increase cognitive processing abilities to providing students with tailored experiences to reinforce learning, this book is a solid pick for any education collection."*

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