Assessment Task – NAPLAN Exercise – Word count: 500 words, plus or minus 10%.
This assessment refers to the 2016 Year 5 NAPLAN Numeracy Assessment (Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2016).
A. The Australian Curriculum is published by Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA] (n. d.). ACMNA052 and ACMNA028 are content descriptions from the current Australian Curriculum. Identify:
• the question in the 2016 NAPLAN test (Year 5, Numeracy) that assesses students' competency in the content description ACMNA052
• the question in the 2016 NAPLAN test (Year 5, Numeracy) that assesses students' competency in content description ACMNA028
Give reasons for your choices.
B. For Question 26, option B (99) is incorrect. Quoting appropriate academic referencing, describe the misconception which might lead some students to select this option.
C. Explain two quite different productive problem solving strategies for solving Question 40.
D. From the Mathspace ebook, find where Year 3 students Learn about number lines. Take a screenshot and include it within your Word document. Discuss how well this material supports students to answer Q33 in the NAPLAN. Refer to chapter 9 in Reys et al. (2016) to justify your answer.
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA]. (n. d.). The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics (Version 8.3), All curriculum elements. Retrieved from http://www.australiancurriculum.edu.au/download/f10
Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority [ACARA], 2016). NAPLAN Numeracy Year 5 2014. Retrieved from https://acaraweb.blob.core.windows.net/acaraweb/docs/default-source/assessment-and-reporting-publications/e5-naplan-2016-final-test-numeracy-year-5.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Reys, E., Lindquist, M, Lambdin, D.V., Smith, N.L., Rogers, A., Cooke, A., … Bennett, S. (2016). Helping children learn mathematics (2nd Australian ed.). Milton, Queensland: Wiley.