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Math assessment criteria

Assessment for mathematics courses in all years of the programme is criterion-related, based on four equally weighted assessment criteria.

Criterion A

Students should:

  1. select appropriate mathematics when solving problems in both familiar and unfamiliar situations
  2. apply the selected mathematics successfully when solving problems
  3. solve problems correctly in a variety of contexts.

Criterion B

Students should:

  1. apply mathematical problem-solving techniques to recognize patterns
  2. describe patterns as relationships or general rules consistent with findings
  3. proof or verify and justify general rules

Criterion C

Students should:

  1. use appropriate mathematical language (notation, symbols and terminology) in both oral and written explanations
  2. use appropriate forms of mathematical representation to present information
  3. move between different forms of mathematical representation
  4. communicate complete and coherent mathematical lines of reasoning
  5. organize information using a logical structure.

Criterion D

Students should:

  1. identify relevant elements of authentic real-life situations
  2. select appropriate mathematical strategies when solving authentic real-life situations
  3. apply the selected mathematical strategies successfully to reach a solution
  4. explain the degree of accuracy of a solution
  5. explain whether a solution makes sense in the context of the authentic real-life situation.

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