A few days ago, I undertook the National Online Maths Assessment (NOMA). I was quite apprehensive at first, nevertheless I decided to give it an attempt.
Anyway, I went to the library, logged onto a computer and put in my earphones. The reason I went to the library is so I could familiarise myself with it – just like the union – and have the best learning environment possible when sitting the test. Throughout the assessment I wrote down the questions in my notepad and put the workings out alongside each of the questions so I knew what areas that I needed to improve and the areas I was confident with.
Once I finally submitted my answers online, I received 82%. On one hand I was pretty happy receiving this mark considering I have not done maths in roughly two years. Furthermore, this score will act as a platform that I will gradually build on overtime. On the other hand, I was also slightly disappointed because I made some really basic mistakes. Therefore on reflection, I need to focus more and read the questions properly so I can try to eradicate these mistakes so they do not happen again.
The areas that I noted down where I need to work on was finding the angles in triangles, finding the areas of parallelograms, knowing the difference between quantitative and qualitative data in addition to understanding expressions. Once I do some revision on these different areas, I intend to do the NOMA again, where hopefully I can achieve nearer 100%. Likewise, I believe when I revise these areas, this will give me more knowledge and understanding in maths. Hence in the future, by doing this extra revision, I will become more confident and competent for when I stand in front of a classroom teaching the children maths.