Formative assessment shall help to promote learning and to develop competence in the mathematics subject. The pupils demonstrate and develop competence in the subject in year 4 when they use suitable strategies and representations in their work with the four arithmetical operations, and in explaining their thought processes. The pupils also demonstrate and develop competence when they are given the opportunity to use their knowledge and skills to solve problems and explore mathematical relationships. They also demonstrate and develop their competence in mathematics when they wonder, ask mathematical questions, test and use mathematical concepts and explain and argue for their own solutions.
The teacher shall facilitate for pupil participation and stimulate the desire to learn by allowing the pupils to explore mathematics through playing, being creative, having a sense of wonder and talking about mathematics. The teacher and pupils shall engage in dialogue about their development in numeracy and understanding of numbers. 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 exploring different representations and problem solving strategies and their competence in communicating using mathematical concepts.