Work Sample : Indra

Activity : Changing rectangles

    Changing rectangles - Indra : Grade Commentary

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Indra has demonstrated a basic understanding of the relationship between perimeter and area. The question has been answered but the correct units have not been used. There is some confusion and some inaccurate computation. The rectangles have not been labeled and there is limited explanation in mathematical terms. This work sample demonstrates characteristics of work typically produced by a student performing at grade D standard at the end of Stage 3.

Grade D

The student has a basic knowledge and understanding of the content and has achieved a limited 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.
  • 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.
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