Formative assessment shall help to promote learning and develop competence in the mathematics subject. The pupils demonstrate and develop competence in the subject in year 8 when they explore and generalise mathematical relationships algebraically. They also demonstrate and develop competence when they explore practical contexts and translate between representations in problem solving and modelling. Furthermore, they also demonstrate and develop competence in mathematics when they reason about and argue for approaches and solutions.
The teacher shall facilitate for pupil participation and stimulate the desire to learn by allowing the pupils to explore mathematics and solve mathematical problems by using strategies, and by being creative, reasoning and reflecting. The teacher and pupils shall engage in dialogue about their development in mathematics. The pupils shall have the opportunity to try and fail. With the competence the pupils have demonstrated as the starting point, they shall have the opportunity to express what they believe they have achieved and how they have improved their skills. The teacher shall provide guidance on further learning and adapt the teaching to enable the pupils to use the guidance provided to develop their competence in discovering relationships in functions and algebra, their competence in solving problems and their competence in arguing for solutions.