Oral Exams: A Time-Honored Tool with a Fresh Purpose.
With the sudden shift to Zoom classrooms in the spring of 2020, I found it difficult to connect with students and uncertain of their understanding of critical content. On a whim, I resurrected and reconfigured a tool from graduate school: the oral exam. This assessment tool not only helped me address both of these issues but it also gave students an opportunity to improve their communication skills, conquer anxiety, and solve problems quickly and confidently.
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Dumbaugh, Della. “Oral Exams: A Time-Honored Tool with a Fresh Purpose.” Math Values (blog), March 11, 2021. https://www.mathvalues.org/masterblog/oral-exams-a-time-honored-tool-with-a-fresh-purpose.