## Connecting Division to the Set Model of Fractions April 13, 2017 Vicki McGinn Comment

Some of you who were involved in the EQAO Primary Assessment last year may remember this question. There are 24 students in Mrs. Lowe’s class.  She divides the class into 4 equal groups.  Make a drawing to show the 24 students divided into 4 equal groups.  One of these groups

## Ants! Ants! Ants! November 16, 2016 Vicki McGinn Comment

Recently in a Gr 3, 4, 5 classroom we gave the students this question: Students are learning about insects. They discover that an ant has 1 body, 2 antennae and 6 legs. They each make a model. How many bodies, antennae and legs will they need for 5, 10 and

## Assessment for Learning – Fractions July 19, 2016 Vicki McGinn Comment

Recently I was invited to be a member of the EOSDN Panel Presentation at CAfLN (Canadian Assessment for Learning Network Conference & Symposium) held at Queen’s University.  CAfLN is a member-led, non-profit organization connecting people across Canada who are interested in the use of assessment for learning and the development

## Proportional Reasoning – Measurement March 2, 2016 Vicki McGinn Comment

I love problems that provide authentic opportunities to cluster several big ideas.  Recently, I was in a classroom where the teacher gave the following problem to his students. Tia is filling a bucket with water.  She knows that 500 ml of water comes out of the hose every 10 seconds.