The task in this illustration was used by a teacher in a year 1–2 class to link a mathematics activity to a school fund-raiser. The students had brought grocery items to school for the fund-raiser.
The task relates to achievement objectives for Number, Geometry, and Statistics from the mathematics and statistics learning area in The New Zealand Curriculum.
Everyone in the class has brought groceries to school for a school fund-raiser. You and your partner have a box of these groceries, with lots of different shapes and sizes.
- Choose 3 different groceries from your box and discuss their shape with your partner.
- a. Sort your box of groceries.
b. Explain how you sorted them.
- Show the results of your sorting in a display.
Some features of students’ work used to make judgments in relation to the mathematics standard are described below.