Some examples of the assessment final products students completed today. We cut them up and compiled them according to representation (all the tables in one pile, graphs, etc.). I shuffled the piles and we started with Situation. The objective was to explain HOW they figure out the slope and y-intercept when give just the situation. So not only were they required to figure out the slope and y-intercept of the situation they were given but they have to describe HOW THEY FIGURED IT OUT! Overheard comments (which I LOVE):
"Ok so you're serious…this is hard???!!!"
"It doesn't matter if I get my same card because I have to EXPLAIN how I got my answer"
"Huh, so you mean I have to write about it?"
"Ok I got it, the slope and y-intercept. WHAT?! you mean I have to explain it?"