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Give And Receive Feedback (Mathematical Modeling)


How can I improve my work?

Strengthen your work by giving and receiving feedback from a peer or teacher.

Time To Complete 

1 Hour

Content Areas 

  • Math

Learning Strands 

  • Numeracy

Common Core Standards 

  • CCSS.MP.6
  • CCSS.MP.3

I Can Statements 

I can:

  • With some guidance and support from peers and adults, develop and strengthen writing as needed by revising, editing, rewriting, or trying a new approach, focusing on how well purpose and audience have been addressed. (6-8.WHST.5)

I will know my use of feedback and revision are of high quality when my draft:

  • Incorporates feedback from peers and adults
  • Is edited for content, form, and standards of written language
  • Meets the requirements for the assignment in terms of content, format, and length

Suggestions for Assessing Student Readiness to Move Forward:

  • Confer with students, first asking them to point out specific revisions they made and explain how they incorporated feedback into their work; later, review their drafts for format and correctness.
  • Ask students to use rubrics or checklists to self-assess their work and develop a plan for further revision or editing.
Possible Activities 
  1. Have students review each other’s drafts using a peer-revision checklist and provide feedback to the author. A time-efficient way to do this is to upload drafts to a class website and have students leave comments to the author as an out-of-class assignment. 

  2. Create a sheet that allows students to ask specific questions for feedback to multiple revision partners. The National Writing Project offers this example of a peer review process and checklist for multiple readers: http://goo.gl/TsA2L8

  3. After reviewing drafts you may want to create a specific set of mini-lessons based on student need. These mini-lessons can then become part of the expectations for revising. This article provides a straightforward way of planning and implementing mini-lessons: https://goo.gl/zZGVM5

  4. Use modeling or a fishbowl exercise to support students in giving constructive and considerate feedback: http://goo.gl/Q0o2cd

  5. Review anchor charts and models that you shared with students while introducing the performance task. Use them to collaboratively develop a feedback protocol.​


  • This resource provides several approaches for conducting peer writing conferences: http://goo.gl/XLt8D5
  • Providing students with language stems for accountable talk can support students as they learn to give and receive feedback: http://goo.gl/6dpBiu
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