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 7 when they explore and reflect on mathematical relationships, use mathematical concepts in communication and use different representations and problem solving strategies. They also demonstrate and develop competence when they use their knowledge and skills to formulate and solve problems related to practical situations in everyday life and in society. Furthermore, they also demonstrate and develop competence in mathematics when they reason about and argue for solutions and mathematical relationships.
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 being creative, and by reasoning and reflecting. The teacher and pupils shall engage in dialogue about their development in programming and strategies to solve problems. 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 to discover relationships in mathematics and their competence in solving problems and communication about mathematics.