reSolve: Assessing Reasoning: Year 3 Exemplars Image

Please note: This site contains links to websites not controlled by the Australian Government or ESA. More information here.

Go to website

reSolve: Assessing Reasoning: Year 3 Exemplars

This series of two exemplar tasks is designed to provoke students' mathematical reasoning and to assist teachers engage in formative assessment of students' abilities to analyse, generalise and justify. Each exemplar is aimed at Year 3, with adaptability to other years. Students analyse the task situation, form or test conjectures, and explain their thinking to others. Lesson materials include task information with suggested reasoning prompts and further activities, along with multiple annotated work samples illustrating the assessment rubric. These exemplar tasks are part of the special topic 'Assessing Mathematical Reasoning'.

Additional details

Year level(s) Year 3
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Assessment task, Assessment advice
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords assessment, addition, reasoning, professional learning, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Addition and subtraction
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA053 Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least 10 000 to assist calculations and solve problems
ACMNA054 Recognise and explain the connection between addition and subtraction
ACMNA055 Recall addition facts for single-digit numbers and related subtraction facts to develop increasingly efficient mental strategies for computation
National numeracy learning progression Additive strategies - AdS6, AdS7

Copyright details


reSolve Maths by Inquiry


© Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment 2021. Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0.