Assessing Mathematical Dispositions in Guided Math Groups: Part 6
Here are a couple of research based ideas on assessing mathematical dispositions. Try one of these out and let me know how it goes!
I. McIntosh(2009) created a prompt similar to this (I’ve adapted it a bit):
As a math student in this class, I rate myself on the following scale (put an X on the scale where you rate yourself).
What kind of math student are you:
1. Probably the worst in the class _______
2. Pretty bad______
3. Not bad/ not good ________
4. Pretty good ______
5. Totally awesome! Maybe the best in the school __________
The reason I rated myself as a/an ____ on the scale above is because:
II. See the NCTM article and samples of assessments of mathematical dispositions here: (http://www.fayar.net/east/teacher.web/Math/Standards/Previous/CurrEvStds/evals10.htm#f2802341).