Work Sample : Sam

Activity : Helping hand

    Helping hand - Sam : Grade Commentary

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Sam has demonstrated sound knowledge and understanding of the relationship between digital and analog time. The diagrams of the clocks are accurate and the description is clear but the times displayed on individual clock faces do not match. Ideas have been adequately communicated using words and diagrams but the times used are only on the hour, half hour and quarter hour. The number spacing on the analog clocks lacks consistency, but the minute markings are accurate. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard at the end of 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.
  • Measurement and Data
    Students estimate, measure, compare and record length, area, volume, capacity and mass using some formal units. They read and record time in hours and minutes in digital and analogue notation and make comparisons between time units. Students gather and organise data to create and interpret tables and graphs.
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