A teacher finishes teaching a math lesson she feels went well, but she wants to assess how well her students understand it. (Without giving a formal test!) This is the EXACT situation where math exit ticket boards come in handy! Read below for math exit ticket explanations AND teacher tried and tested ideas!
What is a Math Exit Ticket?
Math exit tickets (some times called exit slips), are a quick formative assessment and offer teachers a daily glimpse into student thinking and understanding. Teachers can then use the exit tickets to guide and differentiate their instruction the next day. (Also, math exit tickets are a great way to organize math small groups!) For more in depth information on using the tickets to differentiate, see the post below!
Math Exit Ticket Board Formats
The format of exit tickets can be super simple and vary. It can be post-its, a student writing a problem on a whiteboard and showing the teacher, or, easiest method yet: pre made exit tickets! (More on that below!) Here are a few ideas for how to organize the exit slips on a board/poster!
In this example, simply have students write an equation using the math strategies/skills that were taught in the day’s lesson. In the example below, the teacher wanted their students to write equations equaling -6 and wrote that on chart paper. However, the post-its could even be stuck to the whiteboard to cut down on the use of chart paper.
Show What You Know
In the image below, the teacher has assigned each student a class number where they stick their post-it exit slip. This format uses a reusable poster, so just a one time prep! The students would be answering a daily math exit question.
Similarly, the exit slip board below uses class numbers, but students slip their exit ticket into a pocket. Another one time prep project!
Check for Understanding
If a little more privacy is wanted, teachers can have students put their exit slip in folders like the ones shown in the image below. Students will then place their completed exit slip in the folder that matches their understanding. If doing guided small groups in math, this is a super quick way to form your small groups for a review lesson!
Digital Exit Slips
Teachers that are teaching virtually (or have the devices available) can do math exit tickets online through google forms!
The image above is from the 2nd Grade Math Exit Ticket Bundle from Lucky Little Learners. Students could get assigned their daily exit ticket through google classroom or Seesaw (or whatever platform the district uses). Bonus: the google forms are self-correcting, so the teacher AND student instantly know how they did! Extra tip: if teachers want a paper copy for a student without technology google forms do print as a regular worksheet!
Where to find Math Exit Tickets?
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