Work Sample : Ricky

Activity : What's the problem?

    What's the problem? - Ricky : Grade Commentary

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Ricky has demonstrated thorough knowledge and understanding of fractions and decimals. All four operations have been used with a high level of competence and a variety of questions, including word problems and number sentences, have been included. Although the early questions do not deal with the specified answer, they are mostly accurate and real-life situations have been used. Ricky has used some questions involving more than one operation but could have shown greater complexity overall. 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.
  • Number
    Students read, write and order numbers of any size, selecting and applying appropriate mental, written or calculator strategies for the four operations. They compare, order and perform calculations with simple fractions, decimals and simple percentages and apply the four operations to money in real-life situations. Students place the likelihood of simple events in order on a number line from 0 to 1.
  • Patterns and Algebra
    Students record and describe geometric and number patterns using tables and words. They construct, verify and complete number sentences involving the four operations.
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