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What is it?
This is a lovely set of cards covering all the major skills required to secure a Grade C. The cards are broken down into Number, Algebra, Data and Geometry, and then within each one of these topics we have things like Solving Equations, Rearranging Formulae, etc. Each card contains around three questions on that skill – but here is the important thing, the same three questions are also repeated on the back. The idea is that the teacher models how to do each of these questions in class, whilst the students copy down “the perfect answer”. Students then take the cards home and try to complete the reverse side without looking at the perfect answer.
How can it be used?
Now, the idea of students copying down an example and then answering the exact same question a few hours/days later may not seem like the best idea ever. However, there is significant research out there to suggest this process of modelling improves both confidence and performance. Indeed, we have been experimenting with something similar in our department – The Walking Talking Topic – and it has been going down incredibly well with our students. I would whole-heartedly recommend you give it a go. If nothing else your students will have a really good set of revision notes, but I have a feeling it will lead to a lot more.
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