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Work Sample : Reese

Activity : Making Number Patterns

    Making Number Patterns - Reese : Grade Commentary

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Reese has demonstrated a limited level of competence in creating, continuing and recording patterns for two of the four operations. The patterns are basic, involving addition or subtraction by ones or twos. An attempt has been made to use multiplication but the explanation shows a lack of mathematical understanding. An attempt has been made to create a pattern using fractions but the pattern only relates to the denominators. To improve, Reese could include more complex and varied number patterns, including division, and use mathematical terminology to demonstrate an understanding of the operations involved. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade D standard midway through Stage 2.

Grade D

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited 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.
  • 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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