Knocks it out of the park, my student does:
Seriously, I am suspending my “over 100% is not a possible grade” rule of thumb. This was all hand-illustrated and some of the color/sharpness did not survive the scanning/jpg-ifying process. Plus, the cover page has been omitted to keep the student’s name off the Intertubes. I was totally blown away.
I like my timing of this project: Instead of having a test on the exponent properties, we’re doing a project since half of my class is missing this week to a yearly field trip. However, despite how amazed I am by this student, I wonder: Can she use all these exponent rules? On its face, this is an awesome alternative assessment, but am I really assessing my students aptitude with exponent properties? (Clearly, there are mistakes in there, though more of the mismatching examples variety). Right now I don’t really care – this is awesome, different, and there’s something to be said for holding students accountable to project specifications (see below) and deadlines in addition to cranking out math problems. But I will let that thought/worry creep into our future assessments, just to make sure.
The project outline and rubric for those who are interested (note: heavily borrowed from an Internet source that I’m struggling to find at the moment. Update hopefully forthcoming):