When students finish their math tests and want to hand them in, I always ask, "Did you check your work?" Often the answer is "yes," but if it's not, I won't take the paper until the student does check over their work. How do they do this checking? Do you know what I'm going to say?
Here's what they do - they look at the questions, basically make sure that all the questions were answered, and again try to hand the test in. Unless they are clearly taught otherwise, many students seem to understand "checking your work" to mean "checking to see if everything is done." What does checking mean to you?
What does it mean to me? How do I think students should check work?
Hi, I'm Ellie! I've been in education for 25 years, teaching all subject areas at both the elementary and middle school levels.