## Beyond Corrections: Students Revise Their Math Solutions

Students
from a fourth grade class (*n= *21)
were
asked to individually solve a complex open-response math problem in a test
situation. Student performance was evaluated using an analytical trait
scoring
rubric along the dimensions of conceptual understanding, mathematical
accuracy,
approach, and explanation. Most students had difficulty solving the problem
with
accuracy. The solutions were returned to the students with written prompts
for
revisions. The revised solutions showed only significant improvement in the
area
of conceptual understanding. Overall 66% of the students improved their
original
score after their revision. The students completed self-monitoring
questionnaires, and they were individually interviewed about their revised
solutions. Most students maintained or increased their confidence levels
after
their revisions; however, student attitudes and self-awareness about the
task
varied.

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