As a division we have been working towards a more authentic style of assessment in our classrooms. It is true that at the end of the day, our academic Math students (Math 30-1 and Math 30-2) need to write a Multiple Choice style Diploma Exam; however, this does not necessarily mean that our assessments need to 100% mirror this.
According to the research and work of Damian Cooper (Talk about Assessment: High School Strategies and Tools) “triangulation is important in maximizing the reliabiliyt of our assessments“. “Triangulation of data is an important asessement concept maintaining that teachers, whenever possible, should base a grade on at least three pieces of evidence“, and these evidences should not be identical in style.
Illuminations from NCTM Webpage has a inventory of performance tasks and lessons to help “activate” your lessons. click here for the link.
Posted below are some of the Performance Tasks that teachers at PWSD have used.
* These tasks are still works in progress. Feel free to use & adapt. Any feedback you have is always valuable!
** Some are built by teachers at PWSD; others have been used/adapted from external sources.
Math 10 Common
(Measurement) [outcomes: Trigonometry, Units of Measure, Volume]
Critical Challenge Prompt: Decode the Puzzle & Rework the Piece
(Relations and Functions) [outcomes: Linear Equations, Systems of Equations (graphical & algebraic solutions)]
Critical Challenge Prompt: Judge the Better or Best
Math 20-3 (Alberta Math Curriculum)
(Relations and Functions) [outcomes: Slope, rate of change, angle of elevation]
*used from the AAC (Alberta Assessment Consortium) resources.
(Relations and Functins) [outcome: Trigonometric Ratios, solving triangles, solving multiple triangles]
*used from an online resource
Math 30 -1 (Alberta Math Curriculum)
(Relations and Functions) [outcomes: Exponential Equations, Exponential Graphs, intersection points, solutions, transformations]
(Relations and Functions) [outcome: classifying polynomials, factoring, determining solutions]