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Posted on October 18, 2014 2:34 pm
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ZugySe
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Daily Warm up
Mrs. Kelly is having a difficult time getting her 7th grade math students to complete their daily warm ups. During warm up time, Mrs. Kelly is taking attendance and checking for homework completion so she cannot monitor the students while they are completing the warm up. At the end of the week, she collects the warm up sheet for a grade; however, she notices that the students are just simply writing the answer down and not showing their work. How can she make sure the students are actually completing the warm up and not just writing the answer down when she goes over it?
 
     
     
 
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Posted October 18, 2014 2:46 pm

uSajuz
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Mrs. Kelly could have her students put their pencils in the floor before she goes over the answers. She could also have students trade papers with someone sitting next to them while she is going over the warmup.
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aWeRun
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In my classroom, students are always required to show their work. If they provide an answer without showing how they created that answer, they most go back and prove why their answer is correct.
  Posted on: October 18, 2014 3:02 pm

ezaDyR
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I think if they do not show their work they will not receive a grease for their work. Part of the grade you earn is by doing the work. If the work is incomplete so is the grade.
  Posted on: October 18, 2014 3:50 pm

Chelsea
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I think it is necessary for students to always show their work in Math. If the work is now shown, the points are not given. I do think it is a good idea to have them put their pencils away while they are grading. This will ensure that the work is being done.
  Posted on: October 19, 2014 12:59 am

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Solution 2
Posted October 18, 2014 11:22 pm

uZaSav
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Perhaps when Mrs. Kelly is grading these, only answers with work shown should receive full points. This should encourage students to doing this warm-up on their own, instead of just copying down the answer when it is gone over.
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Solution 3
Posted October 18, 2014 4:24 pm

Maria
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Perhaps you can have the students do their warmups in an interactive notebook. Monday and Tuesday they do the warmup and they check-in on Wednesday with the teacher before they leave class. (Think exit ticket) This will allow the teacher to check if they've done the work and time before Friday for them to catch up if they missed a day or two.

Allow opportunities for success and failure.. While making sure that students are actually completing the work.
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Solution 4
Posted October 18, 2014 5:42 pm

Lauren Foster
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I have two suggestions, one they could complete the daily warm-up each morning and if they are unable to finish it they will have the opportunity to finish it the next day. Then students will turn in their journals each day to ensure validity of their answers. On Friday, provide them a few extra minutes to work while you walk around and just put a simple check to see who has shown work and completed all of the problems. Then, go over the answers as a class for the whole week. This would ensure that they showed their work and that completed the problem. You could also check daily if time allows. My other suggestion is for them to switch from pencil to pen. That way when you grade their papers you can tell that their original work is in pencil. Only pens would be allowed during the review. I hope this is helpful!
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raWubu
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I liked this solution the best. Either checking the work daily, or giving the answers weekly.
  Posted on: October 20, 2014 2:18 am

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Solution 5
Posted October 18, 2014 7:42 pm

yseruW
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If this is a continuous problem, Mrs. Kelly may need to find another time to take attendance and check for homework. She can also have students turn in the daily warm ups each day and she can return them to the student the next day. This will work if the warm ups are short.
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raWubu
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The teacher can use the daily warm up as attendance too. I liked this idea.
  Posted on: October 20, 2014 2:19 am

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Solution 6
Posted October 19, 2014 10:46 pm

eHatuv
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Change the requirement level of the daily warm up. Maybe students need to read before they answer the question or they have to cite their responses from a text. Another possible solution would be to differentiate the warm-up based on results from previous assessments or responses from the day before.
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Solution 7
Posted October 11, 2015 6:18 pm

dubaNu
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Mrs. Kelly can walk around the class and mark students who show their work before she goes over the problem. That way, at the end of the week she can see who put the effort in before she went over it.
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