Math is one of my favorite subject areas! I love all of the hands-on lessons and that students genuinely like math. However, I found that it was really tricky to determine how each individual student was doing in the different areas of math. That is why I LOVE Exit Tickets! Exit Tickets allow me to get a quick glimpse at how students are doing on each standard.
The sets have been broken down into the 5 different Math Common Core Standard areas, also available in an Exit Ticket Bundle (click here):
There are four tickets on each sheet for easy copying and cutting. Each ticket is labeled with the appropriate standard and a number.
After students complete the activity, they can place their ticket in a slot. I place my ticket stand near the door. On their way out of the classroom (or on their way to a special) they place their ticket in the slot.
I collect tickets and look them over. If students do well I check off the ticket number on the corresponding checklist. If a student does not do well I use the information to prepare a few more activities to help him or her gain on the skill. I like to send a few activities home and have our math assistant work with the student several times. After a few weeks I use a different exit ticket (within the substandard) to see if the student has made gains.
This is an amazing quick check! Students love the graphics and look at this activity as a game and not work. Their favorite thing to do is to place a ticket in the slot:)