Maths Assessment - 5th Class is a comprehensive package of tasks designed to assess 5th Class mathematics in Irish primary schools. Each book in the series covers the strands of Number, Algebra, Shape and Space, Measures and Data. Through these activities, the skills required by the Skills strand of the mathematics curriculum are also developed.
Each assessment task incorporates the necessary elements of an assessment portfolio proforma.
Included are:
Using proformas, Maths Assessment - 5th Class will assist in the production of an assessment portfolio for each pupil in your class, which clearly communicates assessment across all mathematics strands to pupils, parents and other teachers.
I did find the Maths Assessment books very useful, especially for a Resource setting. It is divided up into each strand and strand unit. I wouldn't use it for each strand but I would use it to check the children's understanding at the end of a certain topic. Some of the boys asked if they could check their understanding of Decimals and Percentages so we completed the worksheets relating to this. It gave them a great sense of ownership over their learning and allowed them to see what they needed to focus on.
Mentoring Muinteoir