The investigation in NMCC is a mathematical task that the class should explore carefully.
It is possible to solve the problem using various methods and strategies.
Advice will also be given to the teacher about how the work might be organised so that all of the pupils can make a contribution to the work that is undertaken in the class.
Mathematical ideas and procedures can be represented in many ways. We can use casual everyday language and the formal language of mathematics – both in spoken and written forms. We can use concrete materials, models and drawings to highlight a mathematical idea.
Criteria for assessing the specialisation
The work done by the class will be assessed by a jury consisting of teachers and mathematicians.
The grounds for the assessment will be:
The exhibition and oral presentation must be self-contained so that they can be assessed by two different juries respectively.
A Subject report
The report must
The whole class should work on parts 1, 2 and 3 and make a joint subject report.
The report should mostly focus on part 1 and 2.
The content should
During the final events, only the four pupils representing the class may prepare and carry out the exhibition.
The exhibition should focus on parts 2 and 3.
The content of the exhibition must be brought to the location of the competition by the students.
The exhibition can consist of poster(s) and objects placed on a table in front of the wall where the poster(s) are exhibited.
The poster(s) must fit in a frame size A0 portrait.
The text on the posters must have a minimum height of 2 cm and be easy to read.
The objects must fit on a rectangular table of size 0.5 m2, usually 1 m long and 50 cm wide.
Characteristics of a good quality exhibition
A good exhibition should
The presenting pupils will have technical equipment, such as a projector (standard HDMI or VGA),
speakers that can be connected to a computer and a whiteboard or flip-over at their disposal.
The organisers of the event will be responsible for providing fully functional equipment.
The participants must bring any other equipment they might need during the presentations
and take responsibility that this equipment functions as it should.
During the final event, only the four pupils representing the class may prepare and carry out the presentation.
The presentation can last a maximum of 10 minutes.
Characteristics of a good quality presentation
A good presentation
Subject report, maximum 20 points
Up to 3 points can be deducted from a report that does not meet the formal criteria.
Exhibition, maximum 10 points
Up to 2 points can be deducted if the exhibition does not meet the formal criteria.
Oral presentation, maximum 10 points
Up to 2 points can be deducted if formal criteria are not met.