Numeracy Assessment For Post-primary Teachers

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This quiz tests basic ability in numeracy for teachers.


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  • 1. 
    A parents' evening begins at 17:00 and finishes at 19.30.  A teacher has 25 appointments during this time.  What is the mean time a teacher can allow for each appointment?
    • A. 

      5 minutes

    • B. 

      6 minutes

    • C. 

      8 minutes

    • D. 

      10 minutes

  • 2. 
    A teacher created the pie chart below to show how the departmental budget had been spent. Mark the true statements below: 
    • A. 

      About half as much money was spent on laminating as on black and white photocopying.

    • B. 

      Black and white printing accounted for about 12% of the total budget.

    • C. 

      Twice as much money was spent on colour printing as on black and white printing

  • 3. 
    Use the pie chart below to answer this question.  The total amount spent on all photocopying was approximately:
    • A. 

      £60

    • B. 

      £20

    • C. 

      £120

    • D. 

      £90

  • 4. 
    Find the mean of the following set of numbers:51, 62, 67, 62, 71, 47, 46
  • 5. 
    Find the median of the following set of numbers: 51, 62, 67, 62, 71, 47, 46
  • 6. 
    Find the mode of the following set of numbers: 51, 62, 67, 62, 71, 47, 46
  • 7. 
    Find the range of the following set of numbers: 51, 62, 67, 62, 71, 47, 46
  • 8. 
      
    • A. 

      The highest mark scored in Test Q was higher than the highest mark in Test P.

    • B. 

      More pupils scored under 50% in Test Q than in Test P

    • C. 

      The lowest mark in Test P was lower than the lowest mark in Test Q

  • 9. 
  • 10. 
    The frequency table below shows the age, in years, of pupils on a school trip. Age No of children 12 4 13 16 14 9 15 3Calculate the mean age of the children on the trip giving your answer to two decimal places.
  • 11. 
    A GCSE coursework project was scheduled over the acdemic year.  All lessons were of equal length and teaching time was structured as follows: Activity Proportion of time 1 30% 2 25% 3 25% 4 20%The following timetables were available: Activity Timetable 1 Timetable 2 Timetable 3 Timetable 4 1 14 12 12 15 2 12 10 11 11 3 12 10 11 11 4 6 8 6 10Which timetable best meets the requirements?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

  • 12. 
    A number is chosen at random from the numbers 1 to 100 (inclusive). What is the probability that the number chosen is even?
    • A. 

      0.5

    • B. 

      0.2

    • C. 

      0.8

    • D. 

      1.0

  • 13. 
    A number is chosen at random from the numbers 1 to 100 (inclusive). What is the probability that the number chosen is even and greater than 90?
    • A. 

      1 in 20

    • B. 

      1 in 10

    • C. 

      2 in 10

    • D. 

      5 in 10

  • 14. 
    A number is chosen at random from the numbers 1 to 100 (inclusive). What is the probability that the number chosen is even or greater than 90?
    • A. 

      0.5

    • B. 

      0.55

    • C. 

      0.45

    • D. 

      0.05

  • 15. 
    A support teacher assessed the reading age of a group of Yaer 9 pupils with Special Educational Needs.  Pupil Actual Age in Years Months Reading Age in Years Months A 12       07 10       08 B 12       01 11       09 C 12       03 9         07 D 12       03 13       06 E 12       01 10       02 F 12       11 12       04 G 12       06 8         04 H 12       07 10       00 I 12       06 11       01 J 12       00 10       02What fraction of the pupils had a reading age of at least 1 year 9 months below their actual age?
    • A. 

      Three quarters

    • B. 

      One half

    • C. 

      Three fifths

    • D. 

      One third

  • 16. 
    The table below shows the results of a maths test.  What fraction of pupils were Level 5 or above? 
    • A. 

      Three tenths

    • B. 

      Four fifths

    • C. 

      Five twelfths

    • D. 

      One sixth

  • 17. 
    2A teacher analysed the reading test standardised scores of a group of pupils as shown.  Indicate all of the true statements below.
    • A. 

      All the girls improved their scores between the Age 8+ and Age 10+ tests.

    • B. 

      The greatest improvement was made by a girl.

    • C. 

      3/4 of the boys improved their scores.