Core Skills tests can provide interesting ideas for assessment and at the same time introduce students to the common curriculum elements. Questions on the CST, addressing the CCE basket that includes Techniques and Procedures are usually poorly answered by students.
|Apply techniques and procedures|
|16||Calculating with or without calculators.|
|17||Estimating numerical magnitude.|
|18||Approximating a numerical value.|
|19||Substituting in formulae.|
|37||Applying a progression of steps to achieve the required answer.|
This workshop examines one question to examine why students may find this basket of curriculum elements so difficult to master and considers the possibility of addressing some of the embedded skills in assessment in the middle years.