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Module 7 discussion: Using play in assessment

Module 7 discussion: Using play in assessment
Posted by Discussion Forum on March 28, 2023 at 7:00 amShare your ideas and questions with other teachers participating in this course.
Read the discussion prompt below and reply to this thread.Assessment through play!
How can you assess whether your learners grasp a mathematical concept, in a playful way? You can share your ideas and questions about assessment through play, related to any of the mathematical concepts covered in the earlier modules.Tshepo Ditshane replied 3 weeks, 6 days ago 39 Members · 40 Replies 
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For example, i create a scavenger hunt where learners have to find and solve math problems hidden around the classroom or playground. I use math games such as “Math Jeopardy” or “Math Bingo” to assess learners’ understanding of various mathematical concepts.
Another fun way to assess learners’ understanding is to have them create their own math problems and solutions and share them with the class. This not only assesses their understanding but also promotes creativity and critical thinking.
Additionally, i use manipulatives such as blocks or counting cubes to have learners physically demonstrate their understanding of mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
What other playful assessment methods do you suggest for assessing learners’ understanding of mathematical concepts? L

I could also use the scavenger hunt activity for them. They will enjoy it


Another fun way to assess learnersâ€™ understanding is to have them create their own math problems and solutions and share them with the class. This not only assesses their understanding but also promotes creativity and critical thinking.

To make sure that learners understand the purpose of assessment. at the end of every lesson make sure learners write or say few main ideas from the lesson taught. by so doing before the next lesson starts check their what they wrote to measure their understanding from the previous lesson.


Another fun way to assess learners I use board games to help my learners learn basic math facts,while also building socioemotional skills like turntaking and collaboration.try filling a tictactoe board with math facts,or hosting a maths bingo game for the whole class.

Another fun way to assess Learners ,building a fixed math class routine can help children feel settled and confident when math class starts, especially if they struggle with math anxiety.outline expectations and what children need to show up to class with,whether that’s a sharp pencil and paper or just a sharp mind.


Yea to make learning fun especially for learners is to make learning practical and fun you can memorize them for what they learn on their last lesson just to remind them and prepare for the day



I use Bingo and snake and ladders. They will skip count and solve problems at the same time

It is good to relax the learners or bring them to a good learning environment.They will be actively involve and learn in a meaningful way.

I make sure that I always summarize what we have learnt and make them count from 1 to 100 everyday and I also gave them number table to paste at the back of all their exercise books.

We make a table numbers from addition,subtraction and division,before the lesson we start with sing it.also I make everyone list or write the problem he/she is facing.

Thank you guys .. I learned something new.

We will do counting numbers from 1 100 put all counters into a heap in the middle of the carpet give each learner yhe opportunity to take a handful of counters from the heap ..each leaner must count up his counters. The learners compare their’s with the learners sitting next to him to decide who has more and who has less and who has the same

When learners come up with their own problems and solve them,the teacher only assess

To assess learners whether they have grasp the mathematical concept. At the end of the learners i would ask them to summarize what we learnt about in their own way .

I can draw big blocks of numbers and make them jump on the numbers i made them choose .

I use blocks or counting cubes to have learners physically demonstrate their understanding of mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Use stones to count .Use singing to calculate sequence or gender.
Use ruler to measure their height
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