Mathematical ContentNature of Mathematics and Logical Thinking (CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) PaperII Mathematics): Questions 5  7 of 13
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Question number: 5
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Appeared in Year: 2013
Question
A class VII teacher wants to discuss the following problem in the class:
“A square is divided into four congruent rectangles. The perimeter of each rectangle is 40 units. What is the perimeter of given square? ”
Key Mathematical concepts required to solve this problem is (July)
Choices
Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Formation of algebraic equation to solve the problem 

b.  Area of rectangle, perimeter of square 

c.  Meaning of the terms square, rectangle, congruent, perimeter, etc. 

d.  Area of square and rectangle, perimeter of square and rectangle and definition of square and rectangle 

Question number: 6
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Appeared in Year: 2012
Question
Relation understanding is preferable over instrumental understanding as it helps the (May)
Choices
Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Child to identify appropriate formula to be used and he can solve the problem easily 

b.  Child to make connections between different mathematical ideas and makes it easy for him to solve the problem 

c.  Child to understand algorithm of the problem and makes it easy for him to solve the problem 

d.  Child to apply mechanically the procedure without going into reason and he can solve the problem easily 

Question number: 7
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Appeared in Year: 2012
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Manipulatives in Mathematics class are used to (May)
Choices
Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Make students more skillful by having concrete experiences 

b.  Give firsthand experience to students in order to make them good problem solvers 

c.  Demonstrate mathematical ideas and construct mathematical understanding 

d.  Engage students so that they do not interact with each other and maintain discipline in class 
