Introduction to the tool by Dr. Schreuder
How this tool can help you
The Math Assessment Reasoning and Strategy system (MARS for short) is an organized way to interview students and find out what reasoning capabilities and skills they have already developed and what strategies they use.
This assessment will help you develop an intervention plan to support the student in their further development in math.
You can use this system while sitting down with the student and use your phone or a tablet to enter the observations.
The MARS system consists of the following categories
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Fractions, Decimals, and Percent (under development do not use yet)
Every category has a number of questions you discuss with the students and on the observations page you note your interpretation of the answers. It is not only about the answer being right or wrong but more importantly how they reason to come to their answer of the problem presented.
The interview cards
Click the buttons below to download the interview cards you need to present to the student:
Enter your observations in the system
Click the buttons below to enter the system and submit the observations to receive the report. You will receive the report on screen after submitting and also by email.