Work Sample : Lee

Activity : Spotty Octopus

    Spotty Octopus - Lee : Commentary

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Lee 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 each of which has two spots has been drawn, and the numeral 2 has been correctly recorded next to each leg. To progress further, Lee 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 ‘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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