As one of their assignments, my college students are required to create a practice test using pre-selected math vocabulary. This activity prompts them to review, look up definitions and apply the information to create ten good multiple choice questions while at the same time studying and assessing the material. Since I want the questions to be more than Level 1 (Remembering) or Level II (Understanding) of Bloom's Taxonomy, I give them the following handout to help them visualize the different levels. My students find it to be simple, self explanatory, easy to understand and to the point.

**Level I - Remembering**
What is this shape called?

**Level II - Understanding**
Circle the shape that is a triangle.

**Level III - Applying**
Enclose the circle in a square.

**Level IV - Analyzing**
What shapes were used to draw this picture?

**Level V - Evaluating**

How is the picture above like a real truck? How is it different?

**Level VI - Creating**
Create a new picture using five __different__ geometric shapes.

(You may use the same shape more than once, but you must use five different geometric shapes.)

As teachers, we are only limited by our imagination as to the activities we ask our students to complete to help them prepare for a test. However, we still need to teach and provide information so the students can complete these types of tasks successfully. With the aid of the above chart, my students create well written practice tests using a variety of levels of Bloom's. When the task is completed, my students have also reviewed and studied for their next math exam. I consider that as time well spent!

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