Why Diagnostics Should Drive Your Instruction - An Interview With Kat Hendry

04.19.2021 - By Making Math Moments That Matter

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Today we speak to Kat Hendry a teacher from Jon’s hometown of Kingston Ontario!  Kat has shown her passion for MANY areas of mathematics education, however in particular, she’s very keen on the importance of diagnostics and descriptive feedback in math class and has been digging into why we need to focus more attention in this area.  Stick around and you’ll learn: how to start your journey to implement diagnostics and descriptive feedback effectively without keeping up at night worried with overwhelm, and the 5 phases of a diagnostic so you can utilize them in your teaching.  What you’ll learn: How to start your journey to implement diagnostics and descriptive feedback effectively without keeping up at night worried with overwhelm. The 5 phases of a diagnostic and how to utilize them in your teaching. Resources:  Week of Inspirational Math YouCubed Kat Hendry on Twitter The 5 phases of the diagnostic  Taking Shape [BOOK] What to Look For? [BOOK]
Catch the replay of our webinar:
5 Reasons Students Struggle with Word Problems & What We Can Do To Fix It. 
What we learned: What prevents students from applying their prior knowledge and understanding when solving word problems;How we can transform our current curriculum resources into engaging experiences;

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