Work Sample : Bailey

Activity : Halves

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Bailey has demonstrated a sound understanding of the concept of equal halves. Two appropriate shapes, including a complex butterfly design, have been selected and accurately cut in half. The two halves were confirmed as equal by a process of measuring. To progress further, Bailey needs to use mathematical language to clarify how the two pieces are the same. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at the expected standard at the end of 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.
  • Space and Geometry
    Students manipulate, sort and describe 3D objects using everyday language. They manipulate, sort and describe 2D shapes, identifying circles, squares, triangles and rectangles. Students give and follow simple directions and describe position using everyday language.
  • Number
    Students count to 30 and represent numbers to 20 with objects, pictures, numerals and words and read and use ordinal numbers to at least ‘tenth’ place. They manipulate objects to model addition and subtraction, multiplication and division. Students divide objects into two equal parts and describe them as halves. They recognise coins and notes.
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