Mathematics for Teaching Category: Assessment

Category: Assessment

Conference on Assessing Science and Mathematics Learning

2nd International Conference in Science and Mathematics Education via kwout The University of the Philippines National Institute for Science and Mathematics Education Development (UP NISMED) will hold its second international conference in science and mathematics education on October 26-28, 2010. The conference will feature plenary sessions, symposia, paper presentations, poster presentations, and workshops. Click link…

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Teachers teach to the test, students study to the test

The DepEd is finally bidding adieu to multiple choice test. Better late than never, I must say. So my fellow math teachers, the next time you are required to make purely multiple choice items for periodical test or are given by the division, or by the regional office an achievement test in multiple choice, you…

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Teach and assess for conceptual understanding

To teach for conceptual understanding requires assessing for conceptual understanding. The principles that guide teaching for understanding must be the same principles that should guide assessment. What are some of these? Open-ended, problem solving tasks To teach for conceptual understanding, it is not enough that students engage in problem solving task. The tasks should be…

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Algebra test items – Graphs of rational functions

TIMSS (Trends in international Math and Science Study) classifies test items in terms of cognitive domains namely, Knowing facts, procedures, concepts; Applying the facts, procedures and concepts usually in a routine problem solving task; and, Reasoning. Click here for detailed descriptions of each. In my earlier post about this topic on using the TIMSS Assessment Framework for constructing test items I presented a set…

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Algebra test items – Zeroes of function

I find the Trends in International Math and Science Study (TIMSS) Assessment Framework useful for constructing test items. TIMSS classified the questions in terms of cognitive domains namely, Knowing facts, procedures, concepts; Applying the facts, procedures and concepts usually in a routine problem solving task; and, Reasoning. Click here for detailed descriptions of each. Here…

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