Work Sample : Lindsay

Activity : Rectangular prisms

    Rectangular Prisms - Lindsay : Grade Commentary

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Lindsay has demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of 3D shapes, dimensions and volume. A variety of rectangular prisms with a volume of 24 cubic units have been constructed and their dimensions recorded accurately. Correct cubic notation has been used but words have not been used to describe the mathematical processes. More description is needed when using the terms length, breadth and height. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade B standard at the end of Stage 3.

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 undertake investigations, selecting appropriate technological applications and problem-solving strategies. They use mathematical terminology and some conventions and they give valid reasons when comparing and selecting from possible solutions, making connections with existing knowledge and understanding.
  • Measurement and Data
    Students select and use the appropriate unit to estimate, measure and calculate length, area, volume, capacity and mass. They use 24-hour time in real-life situations and construct timelines. Students draw and interpret a variety of graphs using a scale.
  • Space and Geometry
    Students construct and classify 3D objects and 2D shapes and compare and describe their properties. They measure, construct and classify angles and make simple calculations using scale.
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