Work Sample : Kendall

Activity : Comparing length

    Comparing Length - Kendall : Commentary

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Kendall has demonstrated a limited level of competence in comparing the length of different objects. A pictorial representation of two objects has been provided and the ends of the objects have been aligned using a baseline, but the drawing does not match the written statement. An attempt has been made to use mathematical language to compare the objects. To progress further, Kendall could compare a larger number of objects and ensure the pictorial representation is accurate. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing below 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.
  • 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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