A checklist for students to refer to when displaying numeracy bookwork. There are low colour and black and white versions, plus editable versions in case you need to add your own expectations.
Set Clear Expectations for Maths Bookwork
Display this teaching resource in your classroom to help your students understand bookwork expectations. The diagram and checklists adhere to the following numeracy standards:
- Rule a top line two squares down on each new page using red pen.
- Write the full date on the right side of your top line.
- Give your new task a heading and underline in red using a ruler.
- At the end of each section of your work, leave a line and rule-off with red pen.
- Make sure you have a new heading and date for each new piece of work.
- Worksheets to be neatly cut and glued into your book with no bits sticking out.
- One digit/value per square.
The editable version has been provided with a blank page for you to layout as you wish, along with editable text to scaffold for your class.
Why is neat bookwork important?
You might not think it’s a priority with everything else going on in the classroom environment. But there are so many benefits to getting students thinking about their bookwork. Neat bookwork can…
- foster pride in a student’s own work
- develop a positive attitude towards learning
- facilitate ease of understanding what they have done.
- ensure better usage of books – no wasting of pages
- develop simple routine and self-discipline
- cement the importance of writing as a means of communication (if the teacher can’t decipher what’s on the page – the message is lost).