In all schools we are on our last two lessons of the year. Students are learning to make judgments based on evaluation; criterion-based, value judgments and judicial evaluation. The main points of evaluative thinking are that decisions are based on valid, factual criteria and that criteria can help guide students to the best solution.
In the first lesson students analyze sets of three cards with three possible matches and determine what criterion makes them alike. In some cases, there are two different criteria that would make different sets. Parents, watch for your child to bring home their Look paper; they will have a criterion activity for you to do. Please encourage your child to explain to you how they would come up with the criterion.