Graded Assessment in Mathematics (GAIM)

GAIM is a teacher assessment scheme for Key Stages Three and Four of the National Curriculum and for GCSE.

The scheme was designed for all 11-16 year olds (years 7 to 11) and:
• used the framework of levels 2-10 in the five National Curriculum Attainment Targets to provide student profiles,
• was designed for use alongside any teaching scheme,
• prepared students for National Assessment at Key Stage Three,
• could lead to certification and GCSE awards.

The scheme actively
• encouraged teaching and learning through practical problem solving and investigations,
• involved students in all assessment and record keeping,
• could involve teachers in regular INSET, moderation and cross-school contacts.

One of the original aims of GAIM was to introduce continuous assessment into normal classroom practice. By providing the materials and framework for teacher assessment throughout the secondary school, together with the means of preparing students for Key Stage Three assessments and GCSE, the GAIM scheme was able to give teachers all that was necessary for full coverage of the National Curriculum requirements.

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GAIM Activities: Investigations

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the investigations students explore pure mathematics.

GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for teaching and...

GAIM Activities: Practical Problems

GAIM Activities are open-ended tasks where achievements in using and applying mathematics can be assessed alongside content. In the practical problems students apply mathematics to real-life situations.

GAIM provides teachers with 80 Activities (40 Investigations and 40 Practical Problems) as a resource for...

Cross Reference Guide and Record Sheets

These booklets from GAIM contains a cross referencing guide and record sheets for the GAIM activities and investigations.

Part One of the cross-referencing guide includes items from some mathematics teaching schemes which allow satisfaction of GAIM topic criteria. They have been referenced by teachers in...

GAIM: Teacher's Guide

This resource from GAIM is a teacher assessment scheme, designed for use alongside any existing secondary mathematics programme of study, using open-ended tasks to encourage teaching and learning through practical problem solving and investigations.

One of the original aims of GAIM was to introduce...

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