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Backwards-Faded worksheets – Kelly Morgan

March 20, 2011

I came across Kelly’s site through Twitter and found this particular idea which I think is brilliant (original post here). It’s a simple idea where the worksheet starts off with most of the steps completed and then through out the sheet, a step is removed from the end. Hence the name Backwards-Faded. This requires the student to progressively train themselves in the best way to set out the kind of questions that lends itself to step by step working.

  Kelly makes some good points about when to use this kind of sheet and a key feature of them being that if you change the question style a little, then you can add some of the steps back in again.

  One of the main things for me is that this is exactly the kind of scaffolding that is talked about by Languages teachers and others that I have always struggled to find a way to do in maths.

  Thanks Kelly!


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