• Commentary

## 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 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.