Illustrating the Mathematics Standards

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Points of View: Illustrating the year 7 standard

The following examples of student work illustrate achievement at the mathematics standard for year 7.

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4Year 5Year 6Year 7Year 8

This activity was part of a technology unit on responding to people’s needs after a disaster. The students identified the need for stable shelters that can be quickly assembled, and so they explored modular housing in which individual modules are combined to create living spaces. This activity also had links to achievement objectives for Geometry from the mathematics and statistics learning area in The New Zealand Curriculum.

The Task

Make a modular home to meet the needs of an imaginary family.

Draw a plan for your home, using 2-D drawings to show different views (e.g., front, top or plan, and side views).

Make sure that your plan is clear enough so that your partner will be able to make a model of the home, using cubes.

After they have made the model, check it’s correct before they make a 3-D drawing of it.

Some features of students' work used to make judgments in relation ot the mathematics standards are described below. There is also an illustration of the year 5 standard and an illustration of the year 6 standard for this task.

New Zealand Curriculum: Level 4 National Standards: By the end of year 7
In solving problems and modelling situations, students will:
Geometry and Measurement
  • relate three-dimensional models to two-dimensional representations, and vice-versa (shape)
Geometry and Measurement
  • draw plan, front, side, and perspective views

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Breakdown of waste, Year 7

PDF of this task and Illustrations of the year 5, 6 and 7 standards (1.70MB)