Work Sample : Jody

Activity : Classroom map

    Classroom map - Jody : Grade Commentary

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Jody has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in using coordinates to represent and describe the position of objects on a map. A simple classroom map has been drawn and labelled using coordinates but a key has not been provided. The positions of objects have been accurately described using coordinates, and everyday language, such as ‘left’ and ‘right’, has been used to give directions. The description of how to move between points on the map lacks details and is a little confusing. To improve, Jody could use coordinates to clearly explain the route between objects on the map. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard midway through Stage 2.

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 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.
  • Space and Geometry
    Students name, describe and sketch particular 3D objects and 2D shapes. They compare angles using informal means and describe a 'right angle'. Students use coordinates to describe position and compass points to give and follow directions.
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