2017 Alternative Assessment 1

2017 Alternative Assessment 1

link to 
S1 Math Googlesite (click HERE)This is the ACTUAL task for Alternative Assessment 1.
S1-07 Math Google Classroom for submission (click HERE)

The submission date for the actual Viva Voce is Friday 10 Feb 2017, 2359 hours
The task is compulsory, and you are to submit your work via Google Classroom.


Topic: 
Number systems


Objective of Task: 
To demonstrate your understanding of the concepts and calculations through clear articulation and 
presentation of problem solving.

Instructions (I):
  • This is an individual task. Complete the viva voce task on your own.
  • This is a reinforcement of similar questions based on the topic covered in class.
  • It will also help you to seek and articulate your understanding of concepts as you attempt to explain 
  • your approach and solution to the problem.
  • You should not take more than 1 hour to complete the entire task.
Note: 

You will need to record your work and submit via Google Classroom (Mathematics)
Remember to click "SUBMIT"/ "TURN IN" for the assignment to be turned in. 
Otherwise it will be recorded as LATE. 

Instructions (II):

1. Convert the last 5 digits of your handphone (use your home number if you do not have a handphone)                       
"AAAAA” into a Babylonian number, using the Babylonian Number System. 
DO NOT RECITE YOUR ENTIRE HANDPHONE NUMBER ON THE VIDEO FOR SECURITY REASONS. 
You only need to state the last 5 digits on video and explain the Mathematical process behind your conversion. 
2. Using your birthdate "XX" as a 2 digit number and height “YYY” in centimetres as a 3 digit number, 
explain the simple arithmetic operation “XX + YYY” using Babylonian Number System. 

  • Research on the origin of Babylonian Number System. 
  • Explain briefly, in your own words, on how the counting method works.       
  • You may use any visualisation tools to help explain yourself.
  • Work out and explain the solution clearly. You may choose to write it out, 
  • or use various software like Numbers to write your own script.
  • Do not simply read out the lines of the working. Instead, inform the audience: 
    • how the conversion is done using Babylonian Number System
    • how the addition is done using Babylonian Number System
3. Recording
  • You may use QuickTime Player, PhotoBooth or any other suitable media to record your viva voce. 
  • Here are some ways that you can present your worked solution:
    • You may sit in front of the computer and show the working (on papers) as you explain 
    • how you solve or problem using the "movie recording" feature in QuickTime Player; 
    • or simply "video recording" with PhotoBooth.
      • Click HERE to view sample 1
    • You may present your work in KeyNotePages, PowerPoint Presentation, etc and 
    • use the "screen recording" feature in QuickTime Player to do the video recording.
      • Click HERE to view sample 2
      • Click HERE to view sample 3
    • You may also use explain the problem on a whiteboard and have your classmates to 
    • help record using a camera or any other methods that you could think of
  • Remember to keep the file size small.
  • For technical consultation, please approach Mr Jonathan Chua, your ICT Teacher.
  • Watch the clip if you are not sure how to screen record your presentation

5. Submission of work (Deadline 10 Feb 2359 hours)
  • Submit your file (video clip) to Google Classroom (Mathematics)
  • The video clip should be no longer than 5 minutes. Beyond the 5 minute mark, the video content will not be considered for grading. 
  • Late submission within one week will be capped at 50% of the marks awarded. 
  • Late submission after one week will be 0%. 
  • In both cases, parents will be notified. 


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