Work Sample : Riley

Activity : Interpret the graph

    Interpret the graph - Riley : Grade Commentary

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Riley has demonstrated a basic knowledge and understanding of drawing and interpreting graphs. Although Riley can draw a graph representing information using correct labels and scale, the graph was not given a title. There is a limited explanation of information represented in the graph. No key has been attempted for the picture graph or the bar graph. 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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