Work Sample : Alex

Activity : Is it fair?

    Is it fair? - Alex : Grade Commentary

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Alex has demonstrated an elementary knowledge of chance. There is evidence of a very limited use of mathematical terminology. Alex has used reasoning based on personal thoughts: ‘I thought we would win’, rather than making a link to mathematical principles. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade E standard at the end of Stage 2.

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 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.
  • Number
    Students count, order, read and record numbers up to 9999 and use mental and written strategies, including the formal written algorithm, to solve addition and subtraction problems involving numbers of up to four digits. They use mental strategies to recall multiplication facts up to 10 x 10 and related division facts and use informal written strategies for multiplication and division of two-digit numbers by one-digit numbers. Students model, compare and represent simple fractions and recognise percentages in everyday situations and they model, compare, represent, add and subtract decimals to two decimal places. Students perform simple calculations with money and conduct simple chance experiments.
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