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## Mixed operations - Jude : Grade Commentary

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Jude has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in using the four operations to express numbers in different ways. A variety of combinations have been used and multi-step solutions have been included but the numbers used are not complex. To strengthen the response, Jude could include examples using fractions and decimals. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard midway through Stage 3.

The student has a sound knowledge and understanding of the main areas of content and has achieved an adequate 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 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.