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Lesson Plan: A lesson using applications to collect and display student responses (Socrative, Classflow, Plickers or Showme).

Subject: Mathematics.
Age of students: 11-14 years.
Hardware: Tablets (iPad 1 per class or student).
Software: Socrative or Classflow + Apple airserver
OR Showme and Reflector
OR Plickers.
Functionalities of Technology: Sending and displaying,
Processing and analysing.
Time needed: 2-3 hours.
FaSMEd partner: University of Newcastle Upon Tyne.

This lesson is intended to help you assess how well students are able to interpret distance–time graphs and, in particular, to help you identify students who:

  • Interpret distance–time graphs as if they are pictures of situations rather than abstract representations of them.
  • Have difficulty relating speeds to slopes of these graphs.


This tool describes ways in which digital technology can be used to support formative assessment. The original materials (pen-and-paper) were designed by the Mathematics Assessment Project and can be found under the link above.

Formative assessment in Science and
Mathematics Education (FaSMEd)
The Research Centre for Learning and Teaching
Newcastle University