Assessing Mathematical Reasoning

Mathematical reasoning is one of four proficiencies in the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. These resources assist primary teachers in encouraging mathematical reasoning in their students and in conducting formative assessment of this proficiency. The professional learning materials and assessment rubrics are suitable for primary teachers at every year level; the exemplars are provided for Years 3 to 6.

The resources include:

  • A rubric showing how students progress through different levels of proficiency, summarised in an assessment sheet for teachers to use in the classroom.
  • Eight exemplar reasoning tasks ready for classroom use, with student solutions and sample teacher assessments.
  • Reasoning prompt cards and poster that can be used to encourage reasoning in any mathematics lesson.
  • Professional learning materials, for individuals or groups, including a comprehensive Teachers’ Guide and a slide show.