Work Sample : Lee

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    Chelsea at the zoo - Lee : Grade Commentary

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Lee has demonstrated elementary knowledge and understanding of addition facts and a very limited level of competence in solving mathematical problems. A correct number sentence has been provided but it involves a combination to five, rather than ten, and the picture does not support the solution. To progress further, Lee needs to provide a range of combinations to 10 using symbols, diagrams or words. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade E standard midway through Stage 1.

Grade E

The student has an elementary knowledge and understanding in few areas of the content and has achieved very limited competence in some of 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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