Assessment Task 2 (50%) – NAPLAN Exercise – Word count: 1500 words, plus or minus 10%. From the supplied NAPLAN Numeracy Assessment (Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2011), identify the items which assess number and algebra. Justifyyour selection and link to relevant content descriptors or elaborationsfrom the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Provide your response to each number and algebra item, including your thinking and/or working out. For each item show an alternative method of solution. Choose five of the multiple-choice number and algebra items and explain the misconceptions associated with the incorrect options. Include academic references tosupport your explanation. Explanatory notes about Assessment Task 2 – FIVE STEPS The NAPLAN assessment to be addressed in this Task can be found athttps://acaraweb.blob.core.windows.net/resources/201105_NAPLAN_2011_Final_Test_Numeracy_Year_3.pdf 1. From the supplied NAPLAN Numeracy Assessment (Australian Curriculum and Assessment Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2011), identify the items which assess number and algebra. Justifyyour selection and link to relevant content descriptors or elaborationsfrom the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. Refer to the Year 2 and Year 3 sections of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. For Western Australian schools this is found athttp://k10outline.scsa.wa.edu.au/home/p-10-curriculum/curriculum-browser/mathematics-v8 Note that the NAPLAN paper has “Numeracy” at the top of every page to distinguish it from the “Literacy” paper, not to indicate that the items are Number and Algebra. 2. Provide your response to each number and algebra item, including your thinking and/or working out. If there is not a numerical or short answer, use A, B, C or D to indicate the selected answer. 3. For each item show an alternative method of solution. Demonstrate that as an adaptable teacher you will be able to make sense of the many possible approaches you will encounter in the classroom. 4. Choose five of the multiple-choice number and algebra items and explain the misconceptions associated with the incorrect options. Include academic references tosupport your explanation. 5. Introduction and Conclusion In general, an academic paper has an introduction and a conclusion. Keep both short. For this task the conclusion should contain a brief reflection about what you have gained personally by undertaking this work. When you have thoroughly proof-read your assessment you should upload it through the linklabelled"View/Complete". |