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reSolve: Assessing Reasoning: Year 4 Exemplars

This series of three 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 4, 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'.

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Year level(s) Year 4
Audience Teacher
Purpose Teaching resource, Assessment task, Assessment advice
Format Downloadable resources
Teaching strategies and pedagogical approaches Mathematics investigation
Keywords assessment, reasoning, professional learning, odd numbers, even numbers, number patterns, shapes, explicit teaching

Curriculum alignment

Curriculum connections Numeracy
Strand and focus Number, Geometry, Build understanding, Apply understanding
Topics Operating with number, Patterns and algebra, Shapes and objects
AC: Mathematics content descriptions
ACMNA071 Investigate and use the properties of odd and even numbers
ACMNA081 Explore and describe number patterns resulting from performing multiplication
ACMMG088 Compare and describe two dimensional shapes that result from combining and splitting common shapes, with and without the use of digital technologies
National numeracy learning progression Additive strategies - AdS6
Number patterns and algebraic thinking - NPA5
Understanding geometric properties - UGP3

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