## Data Collection and Assessment

**Quiz - February 20, 2015**

Students will be given four ways of how they would be formally assessed regarding the topic of systems of equations and inequalities. One option will be a presentation of learning. Students will simply explain what they have learned about each type of system and will be required to use two graphs in their explanations. The other three options consist of taking a five-question quiz. These quizzes will be differentiated under the original three categories:

*Just getting it, Getting it*and

*Challenge me*. Students will be able to choose the type of quiz that day. Quiz scores will be graded and analyzed based on the project group and the problem group.

**Survey -**

**February 20, 2015**

Another form of assessment will be to give out another survey. One question will address the main need expressed earlier about the level of challenge in math class. A five-point Likert scale will be used to collect quantitative data regarding the student views about the following topics:

- Perceived level of difficulty of math in the classroom
- Whether projects should be in math
- How often do students actively seek challenging work in math

Another question is open ended and will ask students to give feedback about improving class. I will use these questions to get a feel about student views of project-based learning and its place in math. I also want to know if students are seeking challenging work, and not just opting for a level that would be easy for them. I don’t know how I would measure whether students are actively seeking challenge or seeking an easier mathematical path. I also don’t know how to challenge students without tracking them into a path.