Sometimes you don’t get to a suitable point in a topic for a specific homework task, sometimes you want pupils to reflect on their understanding and sometimes the printer/copier breaks. What should you do?
I get pupils to think about the work they’ve done and write two or three questions on a topic they’ve struggled with. They then answer their questions. Next they think about any misconceptions and write wrong answers. They then write an answer with a numerical error. So each question has one correct answer and three wrong answers.
They have had to review and reflect on their personal learning and then apply it to a question.
The teacher gets an idea of what the class as a whole understands and what misconceptions exist.
Follow Up Task
The teacher can type up the ‘best’ questions into a PowerPoint presentation to use as a multiple choice quiz activity. A class written resource is always fun to use.
For those of you lucky to have an interactive handset system, you have a ready made, personalised, multiple choice topic quiz.