Tag - misconceptions

Find it and fix it!

A great strategy to address identified misconceptions (from an assessment or piece of work) Use the find it and fix it matrix to present pupils with subtle misconceptions that have arisen. Get them to identify the misconceptions and correct the errors as part of intervening to improve understanding. Find it and fix it paper 1

Watch me, watch out

This phase of the model implies children learn new knowledge that is modelled to them and are then exposed to common misconceptions. Learning should be layered carefully; children should be encouraged to spot and communicate the misconceptions the teacher has deliberately made. This enables the teacher to assess the level of depth of understanding. WMWO

Common misconceptions

Invent and embed easy to use systems so that common misconceptions are shared to the whole class and given students the opportunity to take ownership for addressing them. (either individually or as a class) Common misconceptions

Rally coach

This activity works best when it is used in pairs so that the children can hear different explanations and solutions to problems. The activity lets children hear the vocabulary used for each topic and helps them see they can approach tasks in different ways and still get the same answer. It can also be used …

My favourite no

Pupils have to complete some short questions at the start of the lesson on either post it notes or small cards. The teacher collects them in and quickly creates two piles of correct and incorrect answers. Using a visualiser a couple of these are shared to celebrate the strong responses, whilst also celebrating the mistakes …

Misconception plenary

Plenary activity where 4 answers are displayed on the board. Pupils are asked which answer reflective of a question, for example which answer is equivalent to 320 x 100. A discussion ensues surrounding these 4 answers where the children have to decide which is a true reflection, why, and why the wrong answers are wrong. …