**46.**

**LEARNING FROM MY MATH MISTAKES**(Feedback, Writing)

**Description:**Traditionally, math teachers will give partial credit on a math problem if the student shows some knowledge, even if the final answer is wrong. But in this clever approach, students will receive partial credit on incorrect test problems only if they review and revise problems missed.

**Application:**Use at teacher’s discretion, but avoid using this approach for mid-term or final exams.

**Process:**Hand back a recently graded test. Tell students that if a problem is not completely correct, no points are given, but if they resubmit their test after corrections, they may receive some credit. Instruct students that for any wrong answer they must: 1) Write down the original problem and answer. 2) Write down the correct solution to the problem, showing the work. 3) Write two additional problems with correct solutions similar to the test item. 4) Identify if their mistake was secretarial, computational, procedural, and/or conceptual. After student resubmits, assign the partial points. (Students will never receive full credit for an item, even with corrections.) Allow for students to do their corrections as an in-class activity or after school (to reduce the chance that someone else does the work) and remind them that problems left blank will not be granted any credit. For the additional problems required, suggest to students that they may use examples from their notes, from the text,

**or**from online homework, or they can even make up and solve a similar problem.

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**46. Learning from My Math Mistakes**

Kelly A. Jackson, Camden County College SOURCE: http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/educational-assessment/learning-from-mistakes-a-different-approach-to-partial-credit/