## The Numeracy Test

The Year 3 NAPLAN Numeracy (mathematics) test is 45 minutes.

The test comprises of lots of different types of mathematical questions.

- Some questions are multiple choice, your child will need to colour a bubble next to the best answer.

- For other questions your child will need to write an answer, sometimes the answers are a word, some times a number.

- Occasionally there will be a question where your child will need to write a short sentence about how they worked out their answer.

- Many of the questions are quite visual. They include pictures, symbols, shapes, tables and

graphs. To have the best opportunity at answering the question correctly your child will have to carefully read the WHOLE question. This includes reading the printed instructions as well as carefully looking at, reading and thinking about the added visuals.

- Reading the question completely, properly and carefully is crucial. Many children skip the

printed text and go straight to the more visual parts. The questions are designed to be

tricky and so it is extremely important to be armed will ALL of the relevant information to

answer the question correctly.

- The questions towards the end of the test get more difficult. They can be very wordy to

read and quite confusing. These types of questions often present information that you do not actually need to work out the correct answer. We have been practicing these types of

questions and deciding what information is needed to work out the answer and information is irrelevant.

- Your child will be given plain paper to use for any written working out that they may like to do.

- Calculators are not permitted during this test.

The test comprises of lots of different types of mathematical questions.

**The Numeracy test will take place on******__Thursday the 15th of May.__**The QUESTIONS:**- Some questions are multiple choice, your child will need to colour a bubble next to the best answer.

- For other questions your child will need to write an answer, sometimes the answers are a word, some times a number.

- Occasionally there will be a question where your child will need to write a short sentence about how they worked out their answer.

- Many of the questions are quite visual. They include pictures, symbols, shapes, tables and

graphs. To have the best opportunity at answering the question correctly your child will have to carefully read the WHOLE question. This includes reading the printed instructions as well as carefully looking at, reading and thinking about the added visuals.

- Reading the question completely, properly and carefully is crucial. Many children skip the

printed text and go straight to the more visual parts. The questions are designed to be

tricky and so it is extremely important to be armed will ALL of the relevant information to

answer the question correctly.

- The questions towards the end of the test get more difficult. They can be very wordy to

read and quite confusing. These types of questions often present information that you do not actually need to work out the correct answer. We have been practicing these types of

questions and deciding what information is needed to work out the answer and information is irrelevant.

- Your child will be given plain paper to use for any written working out that they may like to do.

- Calculators are not permitted during this test.