Outlining the Problem
The problem which you'll see below is whether students can apply their understanding of geometry to solving a number of challenges related to real-world applications in the setting of a construction company. The setting was the outdoor atrium and required a number of materials, notably calculators, trundle wheels, and a variety of measuring equipment.
I wanted to proctor this like a test, but knew that students would have to get out and measure items in a more authentic setting. The guidelines were that students could roam around and get measurements but that they need to work independently.We uses the GRASP scenario for authentic tasks which is:
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The biggest with a problem like this is the standardization of grading. If a student measured one area section that was a meter different than their peers it created vastly different numbers. Usually, grading 20 math tests takes me 45 minutes, but with this, it took me twice as long.