Pedagogical Issues (CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) PaperII Mathematics): Questions 60  61 of 64
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Question number: 60
» Pedagogical Issues » Place of Mathematics in Curriculum
Appeared in Year: 2014
Question
A teacher conducted a debate in the class on the following topic:
“Zero is the most significant number”.
She encouraged every child to express his/her view on the topic. The teacher is (Sep)
Choices
Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Including problemsolving skill among the children 

b.  Making her classroom more communicative and reflective 

c.  Passing her time as students are not in mood of studying 

d.  Using her Mathematics class as lifeskill class to develop value of argument among the children 

Question number: 61
» Pedagogical Issues » Language of Mathematics
Appeared in Year: 2014
Question
Read the approaches used by the two teachers to teach solving of linear equation, say
Teacher A

Teacher B

Steps
(a) Take 6 on other side
(b) Change the sign of 6 and add to 10
(c) Get 2x = 16
(d) Take 2 on the other side and divide
(e) Get x = 8

Steps
(i) Equation always maintains equality. So same operation with same number can be performed on both sides to maintain equality
(ii) Hence 2x – 6 + 6 = 10 + 6 or 2x = 16
(iii) or x = 8

It can be observed that (Sep)
Choices
Choice (4)  Response  

a.  Teacher A emphasizes on instrumental understanding while teacher B emphasizes on relational understanding 

b.  Teacher A focuses on conceptual knowledge while teacher B focuses on procedural knowledge 

c.  Teacher A and B focus on instrumental understanding 

d.  Teacher A emphasizes on relational understanding while teacher B emphasizes on instrumental understanding 
