Using the diagnostic sheets
Fixit Maths diagnostic sheets contain carefully selected questions or activities which make it easy to identify and understand the reason for any mistakes.
Diagnostic sheets are accompanied by answer sheets, where appropriate, which highlight the specific points being tested in each question. When viewed online, the answer sheets provide direct links to more detailed information and resources, including customisable worksheets designed to provide focussed practice.
Where errors are numerous and don’t seem to be linked to the specific points of understanding, using a lower level diagnostic sheet may be necessary to better understand any mistakes.
Diagnostic sheets can be used on a one-to-one basis with pupils, allowing misunderstandings to be immediately addressed and practice sheets to be created for reinforcement. Alternatively, they can be administered to a whole group or class so that any common mistakes can be later identified and targeted.