NIOS Question Paper October 2016
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D.El.Ed.504 Learning Mathematics at Elementary Level

October, 2016 General Instructions : 
Question Nos. 1 to 15 are multiplechoice questions. Choose the correct alternative from (A), (B), (C) and (D) and write it in the answerbook : 
Ques 1. Which of the following is not a measure of central tendency? 
Ques 2. Cumulative frequency is required to calculate 
Ques 3 . Product of (a  b) and (5a+ 3b) is 
Ques 4. Sum of two numbers is 64. One number is thrice the other. The two numbers are 
Ques 5. One litre is equal to 
Ques 6. Formula for volume of pyramid is 
Ques 7. In a cyclic quadrilateral KLMN 
Ques 8. For doing comprehensive assessment, it is required to use 
Ques 9. The average of three numbers is 84. Find the numbers. This is 
Ques 10. The record of assessment is important, because 
Ques 11. Choose the incorrect statement. 
Ques 12. ‘Problemsolving process’ does not involve the process of 
Ques 13. Which of the following is an instructional objective of mathematics?

Ques 14. ‘From abstract to concrete’ is related to 
Ques 15. New innovations in mathematics with hands on experience can be done in 
Note : Question Nos. 16 to 30 are very short answertype questions. Answer each question in few words or one/two sentence(s) : 
Ques 16. Write one major aim of mathematics education. 
Ques 17. Form a conjecture related to the following pattern : 
Ques 18. Give an example to show the relation between ‘mathematics and science’. 
Ques 19. Which of the prenumber concepts are used for classification of objects? 
Ques 20. In which state of cognitive development are the students of primary classes? 
Ques 21. During assessment for mathematics learning, one student wrote story involving the concept, other collected information from newspapers and another student went to relevant public place to gather information. Which assessment technique is being applied by the teacher? 
Ques 22. Why is feedback to parents necessary in teachinglearning process? 
Ques 23. Give one difference between remedial activities and enrichment activities in mathematics. 
Ques 24. How many lines of symmetry are there in a square? 
Ques 25. Find the range of the given data : 
Ques 26. 1000 cm3 water is poured into a container already containing 0·001 m3 water. Find the total volume of water in litres. 
Ques 27. Using body parts, name any two nonstandard units of length. 
Ques 28. Write the number of terms and the terms in the expression  2pq/5+7. 
Ques 29. What is the formula for perimeter of a rhombus? 
Ques 30. Dates of birth of Kanak and Pritika are 29.06.2010 and 06.09.2012 respectively. What is the difference in their age? 
Question Nos. 31 to 40 are short answertype questions. Answer the questions briefly in not more than 50 words each : 
Ques 31. Explain “additive identity in W, Z and Q is zero whereas no additive identity exists in N”. 
Ques 32. Draw a flowchart showing the interrelation connecting different types of quadrilaterals. 
Ques 33. What is a ‘solar year’? How will you relate ‘solar year’ to ‘solar day’? 
Ques 34. Suggest a mathematical game/activity to teach singledigit subtraction to Class I students. 
Ques 35. Explain how the skills of listening and speaking are interlinked and interdependent. 
Ques 36. Give two measures to remove ‘mathematics phobia’ of a Class VIII student. 
Ques 37. How would art education be affected, if there were no mathematics? 
Ques 38. 
Ques 39. Mention the steps that a teacher follows in deductive approach for effective learning. 
Ques 40. Discuss ‘exploration phase’ of 5E’s learning model. 
Note : Question Nos.41 and 42 are long answertype questions. Answer each question elaborately in not more than 500 words : 
Ques 41. What are the problems in teaching and learning of mathematics? How do ‘mathematics education beyond classroom’ is helpful in overcoming these problems? Give examples. 
Ques 42. What are the three principles of assessment of ‘mathematics learning’? Also discuss any two criteria of a good assessment. 