Saturday, February 6, 2016

2016 Mathematics Alternative Assessment 1 (Actual)

2016 Alternative Assessment 1

This is the ACTUAL task for Alternative Assessment 1.

The submission date for the actual Viva Voce is Friday 12 Feb 2016, 2359 hours
The task is compulsory, and you are to submit your work via Google Classroom.

Topic: Number systems

Objective of Task: 
To demonstrate your understanding of the concepts and calculations through clear 
articulation and presentation of problem-solving.

Instructions (I):
  • This is an individual task. Complete the viva voce task on your own.
  • This is a reinforcement of similar questions based on the topic covered in class.
  • It will also help you to seek and articulate your understanding of concepts as you attempt to 
  • explain your approach and solution to the problem.
  • You should not take more than 1 hour to complete the entire task.

You will need to record your work and submit via Google Classroom (Mathematics)
Remember to click "SUBMIT"/ "TURN IN" for the assignment to be turned in. Otherwise, it 
will be recorded as LATE. 

Instructions (II):

  1. Represent the last 5 digits of your NRIC number "XXXXX” as a single 5 digit number,                                                                                                          using Ancient Chinese Counting Rods.
  2. DO NOT RECITE OUT YOUR ENTIRE NRIC NUMBER ON THE VIDEO FOR SECURITY                                                                                                REASONS. You only need to state the last 5 digits on video.
  3. Using your height in centimetres “YYY” as another 3 digit number, explain the simple                                                                                               arithmetic operation “XXXXX + YYY” using Ancient Chinese Counting Rods. 
  • Research on the origin of Ancient Chinese Counting Rods
  • Explain briefly, in your own words, on how the counting method works. You may use any                                                                                                   visualisation tools to help explain yourself.
  • Work out and explain the solution clearly. You may choose to write it out, or use various                                                                                                          software like Numbers to write your own script.
  • Do not simply read out the lines of the working. Instead, inform the audience: 
    • how the representation is done using Chinese counting rods
    • how the addition is done using Chinese counting rods
4. Recording
  • You may use QuickTime Player, PhotoBooth or any other suitable media to record your viva                                                                                                       voce. 
  • Here are some ways that you can present your worked solution:
    • You may sit in front of the computer and show the working (on papers) as you explain                                                                                                           how you solve or problem using the "movie recording" feature in QuickTime Player; or                                                                                                      simply "video recording" with PhotoBooth.
      • Click HERE to view sample 1
    • You may present your work in KeyNotePages, PowerPoint Presentation, etc and use                                                                                                           the "screen recording" feature in QuickTime Player to do the video recording.
      • Click HERE to view sample 2
      • Click HERE to view sample 3
    • You may also use explain the problem on a whiteboard and have your classmates to                                                                                                            help record using a camera or any other methods that you could think of
  • Remember to keep the file size small.
  • For technical consultation, please approach Mr Jonathan Chua, your ICT Teacher.
  • Watch the clip if you are not sure how to screen record your presentation
  • YouTube Video

YouTube Video

5. Submission of work
  • Submit your file (video clip) to Google Classroom (Mathematics)
  • Complete this FORM as it is gathering information needed for the markers when                                                                                                                   assessing your work.

2016 Alternative Assessment 1


This Performance Task will constitute to 10% of your overall Summative Assessment Results.

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