Q1. A teacher should initiate mathematical talks in her classroom because
(a) It engages the students in discussion while the teacher can see their homework
(b) Language helps in mathematical understanding
(c) Mathematical talks are the buzz word in recent educational discourse
(d) Children talk anyways. Such are talks will be somewhat more useful
Q2. A good question to know about your students’ thinking could be
(a) Is your answer correct ?
(b) How did you get the answer ?
(c) Did you cross check your answer with your partner ?
(d) Is your working same as given in the book ?
Q3. Textbooks often give the formula for calculating the volume of a 3D shape as V = A × H.
However, for a sophisticated understanding of the concept of volume, we should state it as:
(a) To calculate the volume you must know that area and the height and multiply one by the other.
(b) Volume can be found only for three dimensional objects as they have height and occupy space.
(c) Multiplying the space occupied by an object with its height can tell its capacity.
(d) Volume is proportional to the area when the height is held constant, and to the height when the area is held constant.
Q4. Often teachers give divisibility tests of number such as 4, 8 or 9. What kind of thinking do such activities generate ?
Q5. According to you, which of the following strategies is most closely related to the acts of mathematization
(a) Ability to memorize many formulae
(b) Ability to give answer in no time
(c) Ability to understand, apply and make connections across the concepts
(d) Ability to master all the techniques of answering questions
Q6. According to Piaget, when the child is at the formal operational stage, it is appropriate to introduce
(b) ratio and proportion
(c) even and odd numbers
(d) rational numbers
Q7. In teaching which of the following concepts, maximum use is made of teaching aids, diagrams, graphs, pictures etc.?
(b) Unitary method
(c) Profit and loss
Q8. A suitable approach to introduce Coordinate Geometry in Class IX is through the use of
(a) lecture method
(b) role play
(c) demonstration using technology integration
(d) solving problems
Q9. A teacher in Grade VI provided each child with a centimeter grid paper and a pair of scissors. She wanted them to explore how two-dimensional shapes can be folded into three-dimensional objects. Which of the following concepts are the students exploring?
Q10. A child of Class VI is able to find solutions of given linear equations but is not able to solve word problems. The child is at Piaget’s
(a) sensorimotor stage
(b) preoperational stage
(c) concrete operational stage
(d) formal operational stage
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