Formative Assessment: Shaping Up

Terminology

Differentiated instruction

Providing individual children with instruction that matches their readiness to learn that material

Geometry

The study of mathematics that deals with the spatial relationships, properties, movement, and location of two-dimensional shapes and three-dimensional figures. The name comes from two Greek words meaning earth and measure 

Spatial relations

Relationships of objects in space. This includes the relationship of these objects to one another and their relationship to ourselves

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Different approaches to learning what children know about shape and space. This article shows how participants can use observation, drawing, etc. to learn about children’s knowledge and language of geometric figures, physical and mental transformations, and spatial relations. 

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