One of the most time consuming parts of being a math teacher is giving student feedback that is constructive and immediate so that they can fix their errors. It can become a lengthy process to give immediate feedback to every student that does not require a lengthy description. One of the ways I have learned to combat that is through creating a math grading code. This grading code is a list of 16 shorthand ways to provide immediate feedback to students on common mathematical errors.
You can use the codes to:
- Give immediate feedback for independent practice in class
- Give feedback for homework problems without having to grade every problem
- Allow students to give each other simple, direct feedback when doing peer grading
Click here for a free copy of the Math Grading Codes document. It details the meaning of each of the codes and provides ways for you to use the grading codes in your classroom.