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Project Rubric: Presenting Projects
Providing Good Feedback
Project Presentation (Continued)
Student groups continue to make their presentations, provide feedback to other students' presentations, and get evaluated on their listening skills.
In this culminating event, students must present their project plan and solution to the class. The presentation allows students to explain their problem-solving plan, to communicate their reasoning, and to construct a viable argument about a mathematical problem.
Students also listen to other project presentations and provide feedback to the presenters. Listeners have the opportunity to critique the mathematical reasoning of others.
Goals and Learning Objectives
- Present project to the class.
- Give feedback on other project presentations.
- Exhibit good listening skills.
- Reflect on the problem-solving process.
Discuss the Math Mission. Students will present their projects and evaluate other students' projects.
SWD: Maintain a safe presenting environment for all students who are presenting, make sure all students are being polite and attentive. It is extremely difficult for students to present in public. Creating a risk-taking environment will lead to a more productive learning environment for all students.
Present your project and evaluate other students’ projects.
To the degree possible, make today's routine consistent with that of the previous lesson. (You will save time if you don't have to explain differences and it will feel fairer to students if you treat everyone the same.)
Still, if some aspect of the previous lesson's routine was difficult or troublesome, you may choose to adjust the process.
- Remind students that the presentation order is randomly determined.
- Assign today's student timer. Make sure that students can access their Feedback Form.
- Ask for a show of hands: Who remembers what they did well yesterday as a listener?
Additional Discussion Points
- Remind students that listening is sometimes active—asking questions, making comments, or providing some kind of support to presenters.
- Make sure students know when you will make the evaluations available. Students can then access evaluations of their own project, as well as feedback from their classmates.
- Help the project presentations flow in an uninterrupted manner. Continue to evaluate both projects and listeners. After the first presentation, remind listeners to use the Feedback Form. Support the presenters as before.
ELL: Make notes and document the current language skills of your students. Share your findings with your students to instill confidence and encourage them to continue to share in front of the class.
- Complete the Feedback Form after each presentation.
- Remember to make your feedback honest, considerate, and specific.
HANDOUT: Providing Good Feedback
HANDOUT: Listener Checklist
HANDOUT: Project Rubric: Presenting Projects
Reflect on Your Work
Encourage all students to write a reflection about today's project presentations. They can use the sentence starter suggested if they need support.
Write a reflection about today’s project presentations. Use the sentence starter below if you find it to be helpful.
The most interesting presentation I saw today was… because…