Formative Assessment Probes: The Mitten Problem

by: Page Keeley

This column focuses on promoting learning through assessment. In this month’s issue, the theory of "immaculate insulation" is prevalent among students. This formative assessment probe will help students overcome this misunderstanding by allowing them to test their predictions and muddle through uncertainties until they find a new explanation.

Level

Elementary School

Details

Type Journal ArticlePub Date 3/1/2011Volume 048Issue 07

NSTA Press produces classroom-ready activities, hands-on approaches to inquiry, relevant professional development, the latest scientific education news and research, assessment and standards-based instruction.

Learn More