**Nature Of Mathematics Pedagogy CTET MCQ**

## 01 Most appropriate strategy that can be used to internalize the skill of addition of money is

- use of models
- role play
- solving lots of problems
- use of ICT

Option 2 – role play

## 02 A teacher uses the following riddle in a class while developing the concept of base 10 and place value ‘ I am less than 8 tens and 4 ones. ‘ The objective of this activity is to

- have some fun in the class and break the monotony
- reinforce the concept of base 10 and place value
- do summative assessment
- introduce the concept of tens and ones to the students

Option 2 – reinforce the concept of base 10 and place value

## 03 Classroom discussion was initiated in class V on ‘sale’ in festival season, during the topic of ‘percentage’. This type of discussion in classroom

- helps the students to listen to each other’s opinion and encourages them to present their argument
- must be avoided as it raises the noise level of class and disturbs others
- helps the students to enhance their debating skills
- starts heated arguments in class and spoils the atmosphere of the class

Option 1 – helps the students to listen to each other’s opinion and encourages them to present their argument

## 04 A teacher distributed a newspaper in class V and asked the students to read the cricket scores of the Indian team in the latest match. Then, she asked them to draw a bar graph of the scores. The teacher is trying to

- help the students to make connections between mathematical concepts and real life
- teach them through a project approach
- make the class joyful and communicating
- enhance reasoning power of the students

Option 1 – help the students to make connections between mathematical concepts and real life

## 05 Mental math activities are important because they provide a chance to

- develop mental computation procedures as the students try to identify the relationship between numbers for fast calculations
- master procedures learnt in class using paper-pencil
- master algorithms learnt and practice more number of problems in less time
- develop their speed with accuracy for calculations and help to improve performance in examinations

Option 1 – develop mental computation procedures as the students try to identify the relationship between numbers for fast calculations

## 06 The section, ‘ Practice Time ‘ included in different topics in Mathematics textbook aims at

- providing fun and enjoyment to students
- having a change in daily routine
- ensuring better utilization of time
- providing extended learning opportunities

Option 4 – providing extended learning opportunities

## 07 The main goal of Mathematics education is

- to formulate theorems of geometry and their proofs independently
- to help the students to understand mathematics
- to develop useful capabilities
- to develop children’s abilities for mathematisation

Option 4 – to develop children’s abilities for mathematisation

## 08 Which one of the following is an important characteristic of a good mathematics textbook at primary level?

- concepts should be introduced through contexts
- It should only contain numerous exercises to give rigorous practice
- It should be attractive and colorful
- It must be thick and large

Option 1 – concepts should be introduced through contexts

## 09 ‘ Mathematics puzzles ‘ at primary level help in

- identifying brilliant students of the class
- providing fun to students
- testing problem-solving skills
- promoting problem-solving skills

Option 4 – promoting problem-solving skills

## 10 A teacher is teaching addition to class II students. Which one of the following is the most suitable strategy to follow?

- word problems should not be done in class II
- word problems should be used only for the purpose of assessment
- the addition should be introduced through word problems
- word problems should be done at the end of the chapter

Option 3 – the addition should be introduced through word problems

## 11 Which one of the following should be the most important feature of Mathematics textbooks at the primary level?

- concepts should be linked to higher classes
- concepts should be presented from complex to simple
- concepts should be presented in a strictly hierarchical manner
- concepts should be presented from concrete to abstract

Option 4 – concepts should be presented from concrete to abstract

## 12 Which one of the following is true about teaching and learning of Mathematics in class I and II?

- lots of opportunities for practice should be provided
- only oral mathematics problems should be done in class I and II
- mathematics should be integrated with other subjects like language, art, etc
- mathematics should not be taught in class I and II

Option 3 – mathematics should be integrated with other subjects like language, art etc

## 13 At the end of the period, home work is given to the students to

- utilize students leisure time
- keep student busy
- apply the gained knowledge
- all of the above

Option 3 – apply the gained knowledge

## 14 ” It is more useful to know how to mathematize than to know a lot of mathematics. ” This statement is given by

- david wheeler
- george polya
- van hiele
- vygotsky

Option 1 – david wheeler

## 15 Which teaching technique is not suitable for primary stage?

- symposium
- explanation
- drill
- questioning

Option 1 – symposium

## 16 Giving assignment to the students is a

- technique
- a.v.aids
- principle of teaching
- maxim of teaching

Option 1 – technique

## 17 Which of the following should be avoided in a good mathematics textbook? ( Nature Of Mathematics Pedagogy CTET MCQ )

- linking the mathematics that students do (in their textbooks) to the mathematics they see and experience all around
- Introducing concepts through situations of life in which they are placed
- beginning concept formation with definitions and mathematical terminology
- arriving at concepts and ideas by observing patterns, exploring them, and providing children opportunities to define them in their own words

Option 3 – beginning concept formation with definitions and mathematical terminology

## 18 A suitable approach to introduce coordinate geometry in class IX is through the use of

- lecture method
- role play
- demonstration using technology integration
- solving problems

Option 3 – demonstration using technology integration

## 19 Which of the following is more helpful in the development of alertness? ( Nature Of Mathematics Pedagogy CTET MCQ )

- written work
- homework
- oral work
- all of these

Option 3 – oral work

## 20 When teaching ‘shapes’, a teacher can plan a trip of historical places as

- field trips have been recommended by CBSE, so they are a must
- shapes are an integral part of any architecture and such trips encourage connections across disciplines
- she has completed most of the syllabus well in time and needs to provide leisure
- It would be a good break from the routine mathematics class and an opportunity to improve communicative skills

Option 2 – shapes are an integral part of any architecture and such trips encourage connections across disciplines

## 21 To be a ‘good’ mathematician one must be able to

- understand, apply and make connections across the concepts
- master the techniques of answering questions
- memorize most of the formulae
- solve the problem in no time

Option 1 – understand, apply and make connections across the concepts

## 22 Computational skills in mathematics can be enhanced by

- describing algorithm only
- conducting hands-on activities in class
- clarifying concepts and procedures followed by lots of practice
- giving conceptual knowledge alone

Option 2 – conducting hands-on activities in class

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