Misconceptions have always been at the heart of what Eedi has to offer. Being able to easily identify misconceptions allows you to make the most of the information surrounding your students' misconceptions, as well as helping to plan ahead with the likelihood of future misconceptions your students may have.

To locate the misconceptions section:

  1. Log in to Eedi.

  2. On the Assignments page, go to the Misconceptions tab.

  3. You will then be able to narrow down to the specific class you are looking for, via the drop-down menu.

4. Once you have your chosen class selected, you will be able to see the 3 options for how you can focus on the misconceptions:

You will be able to see the 3 options:

  • Recent Quizzes - These are the 3 most recent quizzes your class have completed. If you click on the 3 dots, you will see a list of additional quizzes, if you wanted to view any others.

  • Upcoming Quizzes - For the quiz you have selected, out of all the answers we've ever received these are the questions which are answered the most incorrect. This option is extremely useful for planning ahead, identifying what the likely misconceptions your students might have are and then teaching to correct those before they arise.

  • Weakest Topics - This is a history of that class' weakest answered questions per topic, rather than per quiz.

The first thing you will see when you select a quiz (this quiz may be part of an Eedi Scheme of Work or an individual quiz you have set on Diagnostic Questions) are the Top 3 worst answered questions.

You can very clearly get a sense of where your class are struggling and why they are struggling, by reading the explanation given for the most common misconception.

A lot of the questions will have a 'Common Misconception' which will detail the most common incorrect answer along with a reason as to why the student(s) have chosen that answer.

Looking at your class' weakest topics allows you to go through them collectively as a class to address misconceptions. If you click onto the question image, it opens full screen:

Notice that the correct answer is now hidden, so you can safely use this view in class.

💭 A note from Craig Barton: 'I will challenge my students to see if they can answer this question on their own, then share their answer with their neighbour, then consider what they think the most popular wrong answer was and why. I will take a selection of ideas from the class, stepping in to model and clarify explicitly if confusion seems to be spreading.'

Once you are ready, you can click 'Show Answers'. If you are happy with your students having overcome the misconception surrounding this question, you can click Resolve and this will then show out of 3, how many of your top misconceptions are resolved.

If you have any questions surrounding the misconception section of Eedi, or would like further support, please get in touch with the team at [email protected].

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