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Friday, 19 December 2014

Mathematics Pedagogical Question of the Day December 19 2014

Answer the following by selecting most appropriate option

Question: From   the   unit of  'fraction',- teacher asked the  students to list  any  five fractions.
           This  question  refers to
     ( 1)   higher level  of thinking
     (2)   analytical thinking
     (3)   spatial thinking
     (4)   lower  level  of  thinking

Question: In  Class II, concept of even  number and  odd  number was introduced by activity of        pairing the given  number with  concrete objects. Then teacher asked   the      students              to     check
     {i)  whether the  total  number  of crayons in their colour boxes  is even in    number   or           odd    in    number, (ii) whether the  number of pages in their Maths notebook is odd        or even.
      This   task  of  finding  even   or   odd number of crayons/pages  is

      (1)   assessment for  learning

      (2)   assessment as learning

      (3)   assessment at the end of learning

      (4) assessment of learning

Tips for Student Engagement Tip # 6

Tip # 6

Create a Culture of Explanation Instead of a Culture of the Right Answer

You know you have created a rich learning event when all students are engaged in arguing about the best approach to the assignment. When you use questions and problems that allow for multiple strategies to reach a successful outcome, you give students the opportunity to make choices and then compare their approaches. This strategy challenges them to operate at a higher level of thinking than when they can share only the "correct" answer. Avidly collect problems and tasks that have multiple paths to a solution. A math teacher, can create problems that have a lot of numbers instead of the usual two. For example, you can present this problem:
5 + 13 + 24 - 8 + 47 - 12 + 59 - 31 - 5 + 9 - 46 - 23 + 32 - 60
Then you can say, "There are at least three fundamentally different strategies for doing the following problem. Can you find them all?"     http://www.edutopia.org/

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Thursday, 18 December 2014

CTET-FEB2015: CTET Exam Date Announced

The date for the next CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test) has been announced. The next CTET examination would be held on February 22, 2015.

Date of Examination
Application Submission Last Date
18.12.2014 to 08.01.2015

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FEE DETAILS CTET 22nd February 2015


CATEGORYOnly Paper – I or IIBoth Paper – I & II
SC/ST/Differently Abled PersonRs.300/-Rs.500/-

Service Charges & Service Taxes (as applicable) will be charged extra by the Bank



1a. Online Submission of application through CBSE websitewww.cbse.nic.in or www.ctet.nic.in18.12.2014 to 08.01.2015
 b.Last date for payment of Fees10.01.2015
 b. Check Status & Particulars of candidates whose fees received*16.01.2015*
2Online Corrections in Particulars16.01.2015 to 23.01.2015
3Download Admit Card from Board’s website02.02.2015
4Date of Examination
22.02.2015Paper-II 09:30 to 12:00 hrs** 
Paper-I 14:00 to 16:30 hrs**
5Centre of ExaminationAs indicated on the Admit Card
6Declaration of Results01.04.2015
7Dispatch of CTET Marks Statement/Certificates28.04.2015 onwards
8Materials to be brought on the day of examinationAdmit Card and Blue/Black Ball Point Pen of good quality.
9Rough WorkAll rough work is to be done in the Test Booklet only. The candidate should NOT do any rough work or put stray mark on the Answer Sheet.
*In case the name and particulars of the candidate is not shown in the final list of candidates on CTET website www.ctet.nic.in on 16.01.2015, the candidate should approach the Assistant Secretary, CTET Unit, CBSE between 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. from 16.01.2015 to 23.01.2015 giving proof of the of the payment of fees either through Bank Challan or through Credit/Debit Card for considering his/her candidature for CTET- FEB 2015 examination.

 Paper IIPaper I
DATE OF EXAMINATION22.02.201522.01.2015
a) Entry in the Examination Hall8:4513:15
b) Checking of Admit Cards09:00 to 09:1513:30 to 13:45
c) Distribution of Test Booklet9:1513:45
d) Seal of the Test Booklet to be broken/opened to take out the Answer Sheet9:2513:55
e) Last Entry in the Examination Hall9:3014:00
f) Test Commences9:3014:00
g) Test Concludes12:0016:30


‘ON-LINE’ SUBMISSION - www.ctet.nic.in

Date for Submission of On-Line Application: 18.12.2014 to 08.01.2015

Candidates can apply ‘ON-LINE’ through CTET’s website www.ctet.nic.in. The candidate should supply all details while filling the Online Form and upload their scanned images of photograph & signature. After successful submission of data, Candidates are required to take printout of Confirmation Page for record and keep it for their reference. The Confirmation Page is not required to be sent to CTET Unit.

The fee can be remitted in the following ways:
 Through Computer generated Challan by depositing the prescribed fees in
CBSE Account with Syndicate Bank or Canara Bank in favour of Secretary,
Central Board of Secondary Education, Delhi.
 By Debit/Credit Card.

CBSE Announces CTET 2015 Date

Date of Examination: 22.02.2015 (Sunday)

Important Dates:
Date for Submission of On-Line Application: 18.12.2014 to 08.01.2015
Last date for submission of On-line Application: 08.01.2015
Last date for submission of fees: 10.01.2015

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Mathematics Pedagogical Question of the Day December 17 2014

Answer the following by selecting most appropriate option:

Question: ‘‘Problem  solving’’  as  a  strategy  of  doing mathematics involves

(1)    extensive practice

(2)    using clues to arrive at a solution

(3)    activity based approach

(4)    estimation

Question: Whefaced with word problemsRajan usually asks ‘‘Should I add or subtract ?’’ ‘‘Should         I multiply or divide ?’’ Such questions suggest

(1)    Rajan seeks opportunities to disturb the class

(2)    Rajan has problems in comprehending language

(3)    Rajan  lacks  understanding of  number operations

(4)    Rajan cannot add and multiply

Tips for Student Engagement Tip # 5

Tip # 5

Practice Journal or Blog Writing to Communicate with Students

Effective teachers highly value the last five minutes of class as a time for summarizing, sharing, and reflecting. A nice way to change the pace of your class is to have students write regular reflections on the work they have done. Encourage and focus their writing with a prompt, such as "The Muddiest Point and the Clearest Point: What was most confusing about the work you did today, and what new thing was the most clear?" Use this approach to guide future lessons and activities. Consider writing responses to student journal entries in order to carry on a conversation with students about their work. http://www.edutopia.org/
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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

21st Century Teacher Tools

Tips for Student Engagement Tip # 4

Tip # 4

Create Appropriate Intermediate Steps

How many of our students say, "We can't wait to do another project," versus "Oh, no! Not another project." Teachers tend to get the first response when they scaffold challenging tasks so that all students are successful.
For example, take the typical task of interviewing an adult outside the classroom. Some teachers assign the task on Monday and expect it to be done the following Monday, confident that by including the weekend, they are providing sufficient support. Other teachers realize that finding, cold calling, and interviewing an adult are challenging tasks for most young people, so they create intermediate steps -- such as brainstorming, searching online for phone numbers, crafting high-quality interview questions, and role-playing the interview -- that train all students for success.  http://www.edutopia.org/

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Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Tips for Student Engagement Tip # 3

Tip # 3

Cultivate your Engagement Meter

Be acutely aware of when your students are paying strong attention or are deeply engaged in their tasks. Master teachers create an active-learning environment in which students are on task in their thinking and speaking or are collaboratively working close to 100 percent of the time. Such teachers notice and measure not only when students are on task but also the quality of their engagement

Although it may take years to develop the repertoire of skills and lessons that enable you to permanently create this active-learning environment, you can begin by discerning which activities truly engage your students. The more brutally honest you are with yourself, the faster you will get there. http://www.edutopia.org/  

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Monday, 15 December 2014

CTET 2015 - Math Questions of the Day

Mathematics Questions of the Day: Select the best answer

A. 407928 is read as
(1) Four lakh seventy nine thousand twenty eight
(2) Forty seven thousand nine hundred twenty eight
(3) Forty thousand nine hundred twenty eight
(4) Four lakh seven thousand nine hundred twenty eight

B. If an operator  is defined as
4  3 = 4 + 5 + 6
5  4 = 5 + 6 + 7 + 8
6  4 = 6 + 7 + 8 + 9
what will n  8 be equal to ?

(1) n + 28
(2) 8n + 28
(3) 8n + 36
(4) n + 36
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