Higher-Order Thinking with Error Analysis

I have been creating and using math error analysis activities with my students (Grades 5 - 8) for the past 13 years.  

Benefits of Math Error Analysis:
Giving students opportunities to identify and correct errors in presented solutions allows them to show their understanding of the mathematical concepts I have just taught.

My Experience:
Every time I incorporate math error analysis activities into my lessons I am always amazed at how quickly it leads to richer discussions and deeper thinking among my students. They suddenly become little math critics and their focus broadens from getting the answer to understanding the process.

Whats Included:
Each of my 'Math Error Analysis Activities' includes 10 real-world WORD PROBLEMS that are solved incorrectly. Students have to IDENTIFY THE ERROR, provide the CORRECT SOLUTION and share a helpful STRATEGY for solving the problem. An ANSWER KEY has also been provided with examples of possible answers.  I currently have math error analysis activities for more than 30 math topics for grades 5 - 8

How to Use:
When I present this activity to my students, I tell them that these are errors that students from my other class made and I need their help to correct them. Students LOVE correcting other students mistakes.

I have my students use these activities with a partner, as a warm-up , as classwork, homework, in math centers and for group work.



5th Grade

✔ Numerical Expressions ERROR ANALYSIS
✔ Add and Subtract Decimals ERROR ANALYSIS
✔ Multiply and Divide Decimals ERROR ANALYSIS
✔ Add & Subtract Fractions ERROR ANALYSIS
✔ Multiply & Divide Fractions ERROR ANALYSIS
✔ 5th Grade Math ERROR ANALYSIS BUNDLE

  
  

6th Grade


✔ RATIO & RATES Error Analysis
✔ FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, & PERCENTS Error Analysis
✔ DECIMAL OPERATIONS Error Analysis
✔ MULTIPLY AND DIVIDE FRACTIONS Error Analysis
✔ ONE-STEP EQUATIONS Error Analysis
✔ INTEGERS & THE COORDINATE PLANE Error Analysis
✔ ORDER OF OPERATIONS Error Analysis
DECIMAL OPERATIONS Word Problems - Error Analysis  (Find t  MULTIPLY & DIVIDE FRACTIONS Word Problems - Error Analysis  ONE-STEP EQUATIONS Word Problems - Error Analysis  (Find t RATIOS AND RATES Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find th  FRACTIONS, DECIMALS, PERCENTS Word Problems -  Error Analy  INTEGERS & the COORDINATE PLANE Word Problems - Error Anal ORDER OF OPERATIONS Word Problems - Error Analysis  (Find   6th Grade Math ERROR ANALYSIS (Find the Error) Common Core



7th Grade


✔ Ratios & Proportional Reasoning- ERROR ANALYSIS
✔ Integers- ERROR ANALYSIS
 ✔ Rational Numbers - ERROR ANALYSIS
 ✔ Percents - ERROR ANALYSIS
✔ Expressions- ERROR ANALYSIS
 ✔ Equations and Inequalities- ERROR
✔ Probability - Error ANALYSIS
 ✔ Geometry- ERROR ANALYSIS

EXPRESSIONS Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find the Error)   EQUATIONS & INEQUALITIES  -  Error Analysis  (Find the Error)   PERCENTS Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find the Error) RATIOS & PROPORTIONAL REASONING Word Problems  Error Analy   PROBABILITY Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find the Err   INTEGERS Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find the Error) RATIONAL NUMBERS (Fractions and Decimals) Error Analysis (   7th Grade GEOMETRY Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find    7th Grade Math ERROR ANALYSIS (Find the Error) Common Core



8th Grade


✔ Real Numbers Error Analysis
✔ Scientific Notation Error Analysis
✔ Multi-Step Equations Error Analysis
✔ Functions Error Analysis
✔ Powers & Exponents Error Analysis
✔ Pythagorean Error Analysis
✔ Volume & Surface Area of Cylinder Cones & Spheres Error Analysis
✔ 8th Grade Error Analysis BUNDLE
REAL NUMBERS Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find the Error)  MULTI-STEP EQUATIONS Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Fin  SCIENTIFIC NOTATION Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find  POWERS & EXPONENTS  Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find  PYTHAGOREAN THEOREM Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find  FUNCTIONS Word Problems -  Error Analysis  (Find the Error)   8th Grade Math ERROR ANALYSIS (Find the Error) Common Core 
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