Points to consider:
- Assessment values knowing ‘why’ as well as knowing ‘that’ and knowing ‘how’.
- Assessment does not solely focus on the need to memorise key facts and procedures and answer test questions accurately and quickly.
- Assessment values applying mathematics to new and unfamiliar situations.
- Both class work and homework support and develop ‘intelligent practice’, which helps to develop deep and sustainable knowledge.
- Fluency comes from deep knowledge and practice.