Emily's assessment

Emily's assessment

Emily is in Year 7. She enjoys hands-on learning activities and needs support with words and numbers.

Knowing this, her teacher plans a series of games and practical exercises which explain and explore key mathematical concepts using pictures and objects. For example, when learning about the meaning of π (pi) the class goes to the park and students measure the width of trees and the distance around the trunk. Emily quickly concludes that the distance around a tree trunk is always a bit more than three times the width.

The teacher assesses Emily’s learning by asking her to demonstrate her mathematical knowledge in any way she finds best. So, for the exam question: “What is the definition of π”, the teacher is satisfied by Emily’s answer in the form of a drawing.