The strategies below are designed for math classes, but could be used in any problem-solving setting.

Paper Carousel -- Instructions for Students Step 1: Write your group members' names at the top of the paper, along with the date.
Step 2: On your own paper, write YOUR NAME under problem #1.
Step 3: Solve problem #1, and... (10 minute time limit)
Step 4: Rotate papers to your right. Write YOUR NAME under problem #2. Solve problem #2. Examine problem #1 -- do you agree or disagree? Circle and initial in the space provided to indicate your answer. (13 minute time limit)
Step 5: Rotate papers to your right. Write YOUR NAME under problem #3. Solve problem #3. Examine problems #1 and 2 -- do you agree or disagree? Circle and initial in the space provided to indicate your answer. (15 minute time limit)
Step 6: Rotate the papers to your right. At this time, the paper should be with the original person. Examine problems #2 and 3 -- do you agree or disagree? (7 minute time limit)
Step 7: Rotate the papers to your right. This is the second paper you worked on. Agree or disagree with problem #3. (4 minute time limit)
Step 8: Staple the papers in order!

Teachers can use Staple the Paper as a quick and easy assessment strategy. Teachers will want to establish the guidelines for the strategy up-front, so that students know what is expected.

Class needs to be set up in teams (it helps if teams are established).

Each student does his/her own work on the assignment.

Students need to discuss problems and check each other's work among the team members.

At the end of the assignment, teams will stack and staple their papers together.

The teacher will grade one of the papers from the stack. Tip: Decide ahead of time which paper you will grade and be consistent across the stacks. For example, grade the second paper in all stacks.

All team members receive the same grade from the paper that is checked.

In the Poster Method, students work as individuals, as collaborative members of small groups, and as collaborative members of a larger group. During the strategy, students "visit" other groups to examine their work and take ideas back to their home group.

When students participate in Heads Together, they work individually at first, then as a member of a small group. Groups who complete the problem successfully share their answers with the entire class.

Every teacher puts his/her own spin on math review to make it work best with individual teaching style and particular groups of students. Here are some math review examples from Newberry High.

Paper Carousel -- Instructions for StudentsStep 1: Write your group members' names at the top of the paper, along with the date.

Step 2: On

write YOUR NAME under problem #1.your own paper,Step 3: Solve problem #1, and... (10 minute time limit)

Step 4: Rotate papers to your right. Write YOUR NAME under problem #2. Solve problem #2. Examine problem #1 -- do you agree or disagree? Circle and initial in the space provided to indicate your answer. (13 minute time limit)

Step 5: Rotate papers to your right. Write YOUR NAME under problem #3. Solve problem #3. Examine problems #1 and 2 -- do you agree or disagree? Circle and initial in the space provided to indicate your answer. (15 minute time limit)

Step 6: Rotate the papers to your right. At this time, the paper should be with the original person. Examine problems #2 and 3 -- do you agree or disagree? (7 minute time limit)

Step 7: Rotate the papers to your right. This is the second paper you worked on. Agree or disagree with problem #3. (4 minute time limit)

Step 8: Staple the papers in order!

Teachers can use

as a quick and easy assessment strategy. Teachers will want to establish the guidelines for the strategy up-front, so that students know what is expected.Staple the PaperDecide ahead of time which paper you will grade and be consistent across the stacks. For example, grade the second paper in all stacks.Tip:Visit this website for Common Core-level math lessons and activities: http://www.realworldmath.org/.

In the

, students work as individuals, as collaborative members of small groups, and as collaborative members of a larger group. During the strategy, students "visit" other groups to examine their work and take ideas back to their home group.Poster MethodResources for the Poster Method:

When students participate in

, they work individually at first, then as a member of a small group. Groups who complete the problem successfully share their answers with the entire class.Heads Togetherteaches students to reflect on their own learning.Math ReviewEvery teacher puts his/her own spin on math review to make it work best with individual teaching style and particular groups of students. Here are some math review examples from Newberry High.