Competence tests, real-life tasks and assessment indexes – MATHEMATICS – PRIMARY SCHOOL

Tools and materials for assessing and certifying pupil competences

Product: Book

ISBN: 978-88-590-1393-8

Publication date: 01/09/2017

Suitable for: Primary 1st level (ages 6-7), Primary 2nd level (ages 8-10)


In a teaching through competences perspective, a teacher’s challenge is that of identifying assessment methods which truly enable a pupil’s level of mastery and generalisation of knowledge to emerge: a true, educational, reflexive and recursive assessment.
Moving in this direction, this book constitutes a complete, practical tool, offering material, programmes and assessment models which have been tested and proven to be effective, in line with national guidelines and new models of certification at the end of primary school.
Specifically, competence tests which allow pupils to engage in meaningful learning and in undertakings which are contextualised in everyday life, performing real world tasks.
Each competence test comes with a self-monitoring sheet for the child and with assessment indexes, which enable detailed and articulated examination of levels reached, with clear explanations of the indicators to observe:
– Mathematics competences index
– Real world tasks index
– Observation of cognitive processes index.


Topic area 1 – Numbers
competency test 1 – A trip to the woods
competency test 2 – A treasure hunt
competency test 3 – An intelligent shop
competency test 4 – The ideal holiday

Topic area 2 – Space and shapes
competency test 5 – Famous paintings
competency test 6 – Play with us!
competency test 7 – The new school
competency test 8 – Restyling the gym

Topic area 3 – Relationships, data and predictions
competency test  9 – Watch out for the die
competency test  10 – End-of-year party
competency test 11 – Bully? No, thanks!

Appendix 1 – General assessment index for cognitive processes, behaviour and attitudes  activated
Appendix 2 – Assessment index for real world tasks
Appendix 3 – In-depth worksheets