Work Sample : Jo

Activity : Making Number Patterns

    Making Number Patterns - Jo : Grade Commentary

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Jo has demonstrated a thorough understanding of patterns and algebra, and a high level of competence in creating and continuing number patterns. Complex patterns for addition and subtraction have been created and there is some evidence of risk-taking, but an error has been made and more difficult patterns using multiplication or division have not been attempted. Jo has made accurate generalisations about number relationships and has used mathematical terminology competently to record and explain number patterns. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 1.

Grade B

The student has a thorough knowledge and understanding of the content and a high level of competence in the processes and skills. In addition, the student is able to apply this knowledge and these skills to most situations.

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Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:

  • Working Mathematically
    Students ask questions and use objects, diagrams and technology to explore mathematical problems. They link mathematical ideas and use everyday language, some mathematical language and diagrams to explain how answers were obtained.
  • Patterns and Algebra
    Students describe, create and continue a variety of number patterns and relate addition and subtraction facts to at least 20.
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