Pedagogical Issues (CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) PaperII Mathematics): Questions 50  52 of 64
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Question number: 50
» Pedagogical Issues » Developmental Theories
Question
It is observed that to a problem like ‘Show that the sum of any two odd numbers is an even number’, most of the students replied by quoting one example, say, 5 + 7 =12.
Students answered this question inappropriately as
Choices
Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Students have attained the formal operational stage as proposed by Piaget 

b.  Students firmly believe that if a statement is true for one set of numbers, it is always true and hence have developed strong strategy for making generalizations 

c.  Students have not learnt the logical proof for the statement in the class 

d.  Students have not understood that in Mathematics ‘any’ is used to indicate Generalizations and hence are not able to answer correctly 

Question number: 51
» Pedagogical Issues » Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
Appeared in Year: 2015
Question
‘Data Handling’ at upper primary stage focuses on: (Sep)
Choices
Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Techniques of data collection 

b.  Data collection, organization and interpretation 

c.  Data organization only 

d.  Data interpretation only 

Question number: 52
» Pedagogical Issues » Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
Appeared in Year: 2012
Question
“The organizers of an essay completion decide that a winner gets a prize of Rs. 100 and a participant who does not win gets a prize of Rs. 25. The total prize money distributed is Rs. 3,000. Find the number of winners, if the total number of participants is 63. “
Apart from checking the mathematical concept, what values can a teacher inculcate through this question amongst students, during the discussions? (Nov)
Choices
Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Participation is more important 

b.  Writing of thoughts on social issues can be developed as a regular habit and the opportunities to make your thoughts public can be availed through participation in essay competition 

c.  Winning is more important than participation 

d.  Competency of writing a good essay is important 
