Instant Data idea:) plus Font Friday

I tried something new today, and I have to say...I was very impressed! 

Last night I graded my students last math test and today I went over it with them. I cut this paper up I made and gave each student a strip.


As we went over each question, I had students color in the square if they had that question wrong

Once we were done with the test, I took each strip and taped them to a manilla folder.

INSTANT data!!! I did not have to plug numbers into a computer. I can clearly see that question 9 is one I really need to go over. I plan on the bottom writing the percentages. 

I showed this to my Principal and Instructional Facilitator and they both loved the idea. What do you think?

On another note, I said I would start a Font Friday! Well, it's Friday! I plan on adding these three fonts to my TpT and TN files this weekend.
     
Alright...I am back to the movie with my husband! I have a ton to do and get ready for my trip to Hawaii in a week and a half! I just wish he was going with me:(

23 comments:

  1. love.love.love that data idea!! Thanks for the tip :) Happy weekend!

    ~Stephanie
    3rd Grade Thoughts

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  3. Thanks Ladies. I thought it was such an easy and simple way to get data within minutes. I wish I would have thought about this sooner.

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  4. Tonya,

    That data thing is cool! What an awesome idea! I recently had the kids correct their own work (with me doing examples on the Document Camera), and the Oh's and Duh's were enlightening. I think it helped them see where they made their mistakes much better!

    Thanks for sharing!!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

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  5. Fabulous timesaver idea!! Thanks for sharing this tip!!

    ~Traci
    The Bender Bunch

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  6. The data idea is wonderful, thanks for sharing. Wish hubby was going with you too, but soon you guys will be there TOGETHER, forever.

    Terri
    The First Grade Princess

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  7. Love the data strips!!! Maybe you can do a printable of this later on for those of us (me) who doesn't know how to work excel. Thanks.
    susanlulu@yahoo.com

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    1. I used PowerPoint. Just inserted a table with however many boxes I needed For this test it was 25. I didn't make it into a downloadable file for a few reasons...1, because the number of questions on a test can change. And two, it is just a table. I can help you if you need one:)

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  8. Lovin' this idea! Wondering if I can teach my first graders to feel them out accurately?! This is an excellent visual to look at data, thank you for sharing all of your great ideas!

    Denise
    dlhawkins04@yahoo.com

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  9. I love this idea!! I'm always looking for ways to limit the amount of work that I have to do. This would definitely save me some time. Thanks for the suggestion! Also, I'm your newest follower.

    Katrina
    Teacher of Scholars

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  10. I am totally in love after seeing this on Pinterest this week. I have included it in my Friday Fab 5 tomorrow with links back to this post!

    Jennifer Smith-Sloane
    4mulaFun

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  11. What an awesome way to get students actively involved in their own learning.

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  12. This is awesome! Love this!
    I am your newest fellow NC follower
    Colleen

    Bergin's Classroom

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  13. Love the idea and plan on using it this year. Thank you for sharing. I may mention too that teachers can place a copy of the test in the folder for next year as a reminder of where more in depth teaching may be worthwhile.

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  14. I think this is wonderful. I wonder how You could do this with more tests without having to constantly using a folder. I am thinking stapling a piece of construction paper on top and gluing the next test on the construction paper. What do you think?

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  15. This is amazing :) I will be using this idea great way of seeing pre and post test data :)

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  16. ohhhh love
    April
    AdventureswithMrsCate.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks for the tip and it is low tech, too.

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  18. Such a great idea I'd even add a strip across the top with the question theme i.e %, fractions etc. Thanks!

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