Work Sample : Kendall

Activity : Mixed operations

    Mixed operations - Kendall : Grade Commentary

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Kendall has demonstrated an adequate level of competence in using three of the four operations to express numbers in different ways. There is little variety in the combinations as most involve the repetition of a simple pattern. Multi-step problems have been used but there are some inaccurate calculations. To strengthen the response, Kendall could include examples using multiplication, and experiment with different numbers and combinations. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade C standard midway through Stage 3.

Grade C

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.
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