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February 2010, Volume 15, Issue 6

FEATURES

100 Students
Jody Riskowski, Gayla Olbricht, Jennifer Wilson
After constructing and conducting a survey, students explored concepts of statistics, considered distribution of cultural groups, and produced a multimedia summary of their work.

Rubrics as Formative Assessment Tools
Maggie B. McGatha and Peg Darcy
Consider the role of rubrics in how students present their ideas. Viewed as more than an assessment, rubrics can also provide feedback to teachers, further student understanding, and encourage articulation of ideas.

Dividing Fractions and Problem Solving
Kathleen Cramer, Debra Monson, Stephanie Whitney, Seth Leavitt, Terry Wyberg
See how a class of sixth graders used concrete and pictorial models to build meaning for arithmetic operations with fractions.