The study of Mathematics should enable students at the primary level to: 

  • acquire the necessary mathematical skills and learn concepts that will be used in real life situations and related disciplines; 
  • develop the necessary processes for the acquisition and application of mathematical concepts and skills; 
  • recognize and integrate mathematical ideas with other disciplines; 
  • develop positive attitudes toward mathematics; 
  • make effective use of a variety of mathematical tools (including information and communication technology) in the learning and application of mathematical concepts and skills; 
  • produce imaginative and creative products arising from mathematical concepts and skills; 
  • develop the ability to reason logically, communicate mathematically, and learn independently and cooperatively.

Mathematics aids the learner in:

  • developing the necessary competencies to function in society
  • conceptualizing spatial properties
  • gathering and representing data in different ways
  • manipulating mathematical ideas and tools
  • applying mathematical knowledge to real life situations

There are eight mathematical practices that inspire students proficiency.

  1. Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them
  2. Reason abstractly and quantitatively
  3. Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others
  4. Model with mathematics
  5. Use appropriate tools strategically
  6. Attend to precision
  7. Look for and make use of structure
  8. Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning

Test Sample – Performance Task

Published by Elorine

Dedicated Early Childhood and Primary Educator, who strive to empower students to be creative self-directed learners, using education to ignite the fire within themselves and others. Experience in establishing and fostering friendly, understanding agreement between students, parents and teachers that matures into prosperous lasting relationships. Acknowledging God; as the fountain and source of all knowledge.

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