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Mathematics Formative Assessment, Volume 1

  • Title:Mathematics Formative Assessment, Volume 1: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
  • Author:Page Keeley, Cheryl Rose Tobey
  • Publication Date:September 2011
  • Grade Level:PreK-12
  • ISBN:9781412968126
  • Publisher:Corwin Press

Transform your mathematics instruction with this rich collection of formative assessment techniques

Award-winning author Page Keeley and mathematics expert Cheryl Rose Tobey apply the successful format of Keeley’s best-selling Science Formative Assessment to mathematics. They provide 75 formative assessment strategies and show teachers how to use them to inform instructional planning and better meet the needs of all students. Research shows that formative assessment has the power to significantly improve learning, and its many benefits include:

  • Stimulation of metacognitive thinking
  • Increased student engagement
  • Insights into student thinking
  • Development of a discourse community

The authors also provide important guidance with each technique, including usage tips and caveats, implementation examples, and suggested modifications. With practical strategies that are relevant for all grades and topic areas, Mathematics Formative Assessment provides the tools to transform teaching and learning in your classroom.

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Author Bio

Page Keeley is the Senior Science Program Director at the Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance, where she directs projects in the areas of leadership, standards-based curriculum and instruction, formative assessment, professional development design, and instructional coaching. She has directed several major National Science Foundation–funded projects and has authored nine books and several chapters and journal articles. She provides professional development and consultation services to school districts, math-science partnership (MSP) projects, university programs, and math/science organizations throughout the United States; she is also a frequent keynote presenter at national conferences.

Cheryl Rose Tobeyis a senior mathematics associate at Education Development Center (EDC) in Massachusetts. She is the project director for Formative Assessment in the Mathematics Classroom: Engaging Teachers and Students (FACETS) and a mathematics specialist for Differentiated Professional Development: Building Mathematics Knowledge for Teaching Struggling Students (DPD); both projects are funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). She also serves as a director of development for an Institute for Educational Science (IES) project, Eliciting Mathematics Misconceptions (EM2). Her work is primarily in the areas of formative assessment and professional development.

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