Work Sample : Tracy

Activity : Rectangular prisms

    Rectangular Prisms - Tracy : Grade Commentary

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Tracy has demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of rectangular prisms and volume. Six rectangular prisms have been drawn and a formula has been included for each one but length, breadth and height have not been specified. The diagrams have not been drawn to scale but accurate answers have been provided and abstract knowledge is evident. Tracy has communicated clearly in words to show a thorough understanding of choices in the activity. 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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