I’m providing my CP Algebra 2 students with three class periods to prepare for their final exam. Rather than reteach the material, I’m trying to make the review as student-driven as possible. I’ve divided the exam material into three sections, one for each review day, and created a worksheet for each section.
On each review day, I hang up a large poster in the front of the room. As the students work on their assignment, they’re encouraged to ask their neighbors, consult their notes, or ask me whenever they need help. For any information they need to look up, I have them write the answer they find on the poster for the benefit of the class; if one student had trouble with the material, there’s a good chance they’re not the only one. I focus classtime on answering big-picture questions as opposed to solving the specific problems on the worksheet, because they can look up the answers on their own.
At the end of the class, I take all their ideas from the poster, compile them into a Google Doc and share it with the class as their master study guide. This is my first time trying this approach, so I’m interested to see how it will turn out.