In my testing bags there is one copy of my Math Testing Resources booklet, a ruler, a protractor, and a calculator. I numbered the math bags so they can be used year after year. Each student in my class has a number on their student mailbox, and that is also the number they line up on in PE and the number of computer they use in the computer lab. This way, if a calculator is missing from bag # 14, I know which student to ask to find it.
Here are the resources inside the Math Testing booklet:
- Grid paper (they can use these sheets to create graphs and charts, add the perimeter of a polygon, or make arrays for multiplication)
- 2-D shapes (students can label the shapes when they start the test)
- Fraction strips (students can write out all the fractions after they start the test)
- Multiplication table
- Number line
- Hundreds grid
- Thermometer in both Celsius and Fahrenheit
- Blank clock
- Blank back cover that can be used for scratch paper
For scratch paper, I have students fold a piece of blank copy paper into 1/8ths. They can do 8 problems on one side and 8 problems on the other side. This way they are using the resources in the booklet and bag, but they are also responsible for working it out on scratch paper. It helps slow them down from working too fast and making silly errors. So far, it has been helping!
When we start the test next week, students will turn in the green booklets that are currently in their bags and I will give them each a new pink one. All scrap papers have to be shredded after the test, so I will be collecting scrap paper and booklets each day and handing out new ones the next day. Hopefully, it will only take us 3 days to take the test, so I have 3 class sets of pink booklets ready to go.
Here is how to arrange the papers of the resource booklet to get ready to print. The way the pages face need to alternate and set the copier to 1-2 sided printing. Then fold the booklets in half and add a couple staples. You can use a long armed stapler to get a really professional look. I just used a regular one because I was lazy and in a hurry!
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