Work Sample : Ariel

Activity : Wake up

    Wake up - Ariel : Grade Commentary

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Ariel has demonstrated an elementary knowledge of number. Most of the number sentences are inaccurate and mathematical representations have not been used. There is no indication of how the numbers have been calculated. There is some accuracy and an attempt has been made to use an explanation but explicit scaffolds and teacher guidance have been required. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade E standard at the end of 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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