Work Sample : Drew

Activity : What could the question be?

    What could the question be? - Drew : Grade Commentary

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Drew has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in constructing mathematical problems using words and number sentences. The examples are simple, one-step problems involving addition, subtraction or multiplication. Word problems have not been included but there is evidence of accuracy in subtraction problems using five-digit numbers. To progress further, Drew could include division problems and provide examples that use more than one operation. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard at the end of Stage 1.

Grade C

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate level of competence in the processes and skills.

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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.
  • Number
    Students count, order, read and write numbers up to 999 and use a range of mental strategies, informal recording methods and materials to add, subtract, multiply and divide. They model and describe objects and collections divided into halves and quarters. Students sort, order and count money and recognise and describe the element of chance in familiar activities.
  • 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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