Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Middle School
  • 7th Grade Mathematics
  • Problem-Solving
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    Project Presentation (Feedback)

    Project Presentation (Feedback)


    Student groups continue to make their presentations, provide feedback to other students' presentations, and get evaluated on their listening skills.

    Key Concepts

    In this culminating event, students must present their project plan and solution to the class. The presentation allows students to explain their problem-solving plan, to communicate their reasoning, and to construct a viable argument about a mathematical problem.

    Students also listen to other project presentations and provide feedback to the presenters. Listeners have the opportunity to critique the mathematical reasoning of others.

    Goals and Learning Objectives

    • Present project to the class.
    • Give feedback on other project presentations.
    • Exhibit good listening skills.
    • Reflect on the problem-solving process.

    Math Mission

    Lesson Guide

    Discuss the Math Mission. Students will present their projects and evaluate other students' projects.


    Present your project and evaluate other students’ projects.

    Present Projects

    Lesson Guide

    To the degree possible, make today's routine consistent with that of the previous lesson. (You will save time if you don't have to explain differences and it will feel fairer to students if you treat everyone the same.)

    Still, if some aspect of the previous lesson's routine was difficult or troublesome, you may choose to adjust the process.

    • Remind students that the presentation order is randomly determined. Assign today's student timer. Make sure that students can access their Feedback Form.
    • Ask for a show of hands: Who remembers what they did well yesterday as a listener?

    Additional Discussion Points

    • Remind students that listening is sometimes active—asking questions, making comments, or providing some kind of support to presenters.
    • Make sure students know when you will make the evaluations available. Students can then access evaluations of their own project, as well as feedback from their classmates.
    • Help the project presentations flow in an uninterrupted manner. Continue to evaluate both projects and listeners. After the first presentation, remind listeners to use the Feedback Form. Support the presenters as before.

    Performance Task

    Present Projects

    • Complete the Feedback Form after each presentation.
    • Remember to make your feedback honest, considerate, and specific.

    HANDOUT: Providing Good Feedback
    HANDOUT: Listener's Checklist
    HANDOUT: Project Rubric: Presenting Projects

    Look at Your Teacher’s Feedback

    Lesson Guide

    Let all students access your completed Listener Checklists.

    While students are viewing the listener checklists, give presenters access to your evaluation of their project (rubric scores and comments).

    Let project groups sit together while they review these forms. Make sure students know that they have a place on the project rubric to make a comment or ask you a question.

    Formative Assessment

    Look at Your Teacher’s Feedback

    Sit with your group and look at your teacher’s completed rubric for your project.

    After you read the criterion scores and any comments your teacher made, talk with your group.

    • Do you have comments or questions about the evaluation? If so, write your teacher a brief note.

    Look at Your Classmates’ Feedback

    Lesson Guide

    Give presenters access to their classmates' feedback on their project.

    Let project groups sit together while they review these documents. Make sure students know that they have a place on the project rubric to make a comment or ask you a question.

    Formative Assessment

    Look at Your Classmates’ Feedback

    Review the set of Feedback Forms that your classmates completed about your project.

    • Which rubric criteria do your classmates think you handled well?
    • Are there aspects of your project that any of your classmates had trouble understanding? If so, what are they?
    • Did a number of students have difficulty understanding this aspect of your project?

    Reflect on Your Work

    Lesson Guide

    Have each student write a brief reflection before the end of class. Review the reflections to learn what students would change about their projects or presentations.

    This prompt gives students a chance to consolidate what they learned (either content or process).

    Work Time


    Write a reflection about today’s project presentations. Use the sentence starter below if you find it to be helpful.

    If I could go back in time, the thing I would change about my project or presentation is…