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 recording number patterns for all four operations. A variety of strategies have been used and informed generalisations about number relationships have been made. Missing terms have been accurately calculated and mathematical terminology has been used, but the response could be strengthened by the use of more complex number patterns. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard midway through Stage 2.

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 appropriate mental or written strategies, and technology, to solve problems. They use appropriate terminology to describe and link mathematical ideas, check statements for accuracy and explain reasoning.
  • Patterns and Algebra
    Students generate, describe and record number patterns and relate multiplication and division facts to at least 10 x 10.
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