#
Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics, Grades 6-12
30 Formative Assessment Probes for the Secondary Classroom

**Edited by:**

- Cheryl M. Rose - Tobey Education Group, LLC, Education Development Center, Newton, MA
- Carolyn B. Arline - Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance

Foreword by Johnny W. Lott

*"Cheryl Rose and Carolyn Arline provide a valuable resource to teachers who are interested in determining how their students think and answer questions in mathematics classes."*

*"The authors contribute to the field by answering the question: How do I help my struggling students who hold a variety of misconceptions or have limited prior knowledge of the content?"*

**University of Minnesota, Minneapolis**

*"The book is timely. The probes will be beneficial to teachers and very useful to districts developing local assessments."*

**Slater Junior High School, North Smithfield, RI**

*"An efficient teaching tool to uncover and correct misconceptions students have across all mathematics strands. This book provides numerous opportunities for increased student achievement that are both powerful and exciting for educators."*

**Springfield Public Schools, MO**

*"A tool for middle school and high school mathematics teachers that combines the effective use of research, formative assessment, and ready-to-go student tasks. This resource belongs int he hands of any mathematics educator who seeks to balance procedural knowledge, conceptual understanding, and skills for each student."*

**New Hampshire Department of Education**

*"Using probes with my students has helped me plan and modify my instruction. The range of student explanations elicit rich mathematical discourse."*

**Kenilworth Middle School, Baton Rouge, LA**

*"One of the most effective tools for teachers to gather valuable formative assessment data. This resource provides an easily accessible, yet powerful way for teachers to elicit and analyze student work that truly reflects student thinking. The probes are targeted to specific concept areas that are easily connected to daily lesson plans and curriculum materials."*