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Table 1 A summary of the types of questions in student assessments

From: Exploring differences in primary students’ geometry learning outcomes in two technology-enhanced environments: dynamic geometry and 3D printing

Category Sub-category Number of items Sample question Total items
Simple: Determining the number of faces, vertices, or edges in a given prism or pyramid Faces (SF) 5 How many faces does an 8-gonal pyramid have? 15
Vertices (SV) 5 How many vertices does an 11-gonal prism have?
Edges (SE) 5 How many edges does a 9-gonal pyramid have?
Advanced: Working backward given the number of faces, vertices, or edges in a prism or pyramid Faces (AF) 4 A solid has 14 faces. This solid could be a _____-gonal prism or_____-gonal pyramid. 12
Vertices (AV) 4 A solid has 9 vertices. This solid could be a _____-gonal prism or_____-gonal pyramid.
Edges (AE) 4 A solid has 18 edges. This solid could be a _____-gonal prism or_____-gonal pyramid
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