Work Sample : Mackenzie

Activity : Making Number Patterns

    Making Number Patterns - Mackenzie : Grade Commentary

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Mackenzie has demonstrated a high level of competence in creating, continuing and describing number patterns. A variety of increasing and decreasing patterns have been used and clearly explained using appropriate mathematical language. To enhance this response, Mackenzie could create more complex number patterns using multiples other than 2, 5 and 10. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard midway through 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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