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# Maths pedagogy (For Paper I and II)

1. According to Van Hiele level of Geometric thought, the five levels of Geometric understanding are- visualization, analysis, informal deduction and rigour. Students of class VII are asked to classify the quadrilaterals according to their properties. These students are at  _________ level of Van Hiele geometrical thought.
A. Visualization
B. Formal deduction
C. Informal deduction
D. Analysis
2. A very common error observed in addition of linear expression is- 3x+6=7y :
This type of error is termed as-
A. Careless error
B. Conceptual error
C. Procedural error
D. Clerical error
3. Following is a problem from textbook of class VI:
“Express the following statement through linear expression: Neha has 8 more pencils. If Neha has x pencils, how many toffees does Neha have?”
Which competence of Bloom’s cognitive domain is referred in the above question?
A. Knowledge
B. Synthesis
C. Comprehension
D. Analysis
4. A child of class VII defined the square as follows:
“Square is a 2-D shape which have four sides”- The definition reflects that the child-
A. knows some property but missed  some important to complete the definition
B. cannot recognize the shape
C. do not know anything about the shapes
D. do not know the correct properties of the shape
5. A task assigned to the class VIII student is as follows:  An open box is to be made out of a metallic sheet of 60 cm*75 cm. Length and Breadth of the box is 40 cm and 25 cm respectively. What is the possible height of the box?
A. lower level cognitive demand as there is no connection between concepts involved and procedure required
B. lower level cognitive demand as it requires the knowledge of formulae of volume of cuboid
C. higher level of cognitive demand as it requires the use of conceptual understanding that underlines the procedure to complete the task
D. higher level of cognitive demand as the problem can be solved by making diagrams and connections between many possible situations
6. As per the vision statement of NCF 2005, School Mathematics does not take place in a situation, where children-
A. see Mathematics as a part of their daily life
B. memorize formulae and algorithms
C. learn to enjoy Mathematics
D. solve meaningful problems
7. A teacher asked the students to collect the leaves and to identify symmetry patterns. This task reflects the teacher’s efforts to-
A. enhance creativity amongst students
B. improve mathematical communication
C. introduce an interdisciplinary approach
D. relate real life experience to mathematical concepts
8. “It is more useful to know how to mathematize than to know a lot of Mathematics” : This statement is given by-
A. David Wheeler
B. George Polya
C. Van Hiele
D. Vygotsky
9. As per NCF 2005, one main goal of Mathematics education in schools is to-
A. develop numeracy skills
B. develop analytical ability
C. enhance problem solving skills
D. Mathematize the child’s thought process
10. A person is able to answer all questions orally, but commits mistakes while writing their solutions. The best remedial strategy to remove errors in their writing is-
A. giving extra questions daily
B. providing them a worksheet with partially solved problems to fill the missing gaps
C. giving him practice test after school hours
D. advice to hire a tutor