Special Needs – 2- Creating Products to Assess Mastery in the Online Environment

I recently gave a series of 20 math problems to complete to help students master adding and subtracting integers. The objective of the assignment was to help student practice adding and subtracting integers so that they could achieve mastery in the process.

The strength of this assignment is that it does provide additional practice for to student. The weakness is that it requires written answers and such a worksheet might not work for students who have trouble with seeing, or writing.

One way I could transform this assignment is to allow students to make a video explaining how to add and subtract integers. This would allow students who have problems writing things down to verbalize their thinking. Students could use resources such as YouTube.com, Animoto.com or Zoom.us to record their videos to share with the class.

Another way you could transform this assignment is to allow students to create an audio recording of their answers verbally so that they do not have to write it down. Using a tool such as https://www.voki.com/ would make it fun for students.

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