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Ability to demonstrate reasoning

Different ways students can demonstrate their reasoning include:

  • writing, especially about responses to tests and exercises
  • drawing and sketching
  • oral explanations (individual or group)
  • the use of technologies (e.g. interactive whiteboard or website facilities, spreadsheet formulas, PowerPoint)
  • showing how cases work
  • posters and other forms of presentation that include evidence of thinking.

The activity Mungo Man Poster is an example of a poster.

The activity Writing about Similar Triangles is an example of how students can add written reflections to typical test responses.

Mungo man poster

Posters can include evidence of mathematical thinking.

Writing about similar triangles

Demonstration of reasoning includes writing about thinking.