Work Sample : Shane

Activity : Comparing length

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Shane has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in comparing the length of different objects. A pictorial representation of four objects has been provided and a baseline has been used to accurately align the ends of most of the objects. Appropriate everyday language has been used to compare the objects but mathematical terminology has not been used. To progress further, Shane could compare the lengths of a larger number of objects and use metalanguage in the comparison. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at the expected standard midway through Kindergarten.

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Working Mathematically
    Students ask questions and explore mathematical problems. They use everyday language, materials and informal recordings to demonstrate understanding and link mathematical ideas.
  • Measurement and Data
    Students identify length, area, volume, capacity and mass and compare and arrange objects according to these attributes. They name the days of the week and the seasons and they order events in a school day, telling the time on the hour. Students use objects and pictures to create a data display and interpret data.
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