• Commentary

## Spotty Octopus - Casey : Commentary

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Casey has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in grouping objects into equal parts to solve a division problem and using a pictorial representation to communicate understanding. An octopus with eight legs, with two spots on each leg, has been drawn and the numeral 16 has been correctly recorded. To progress further, Casey could write a number story to accompany the diagram or show equal groupings for a variety of numbers. 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.
• 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 â€˜tenthâ€™ 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.