Work Sample : Chris

Activity : Hidden number

    Hidden number - Chris : Grade Commentary

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Chris has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of number patterns and has correctly identified the missing number. Examples from a familiar situation, not directly related to the task, have been used and six valid reasons have been given, but no justification for the reasoning has been offered. Some appropriate mathematical language has been used to describe and explain the operations used to obtain the answer. 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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