Grocery Bonanza: Illustrating the year 1 standard
The following examples of student work illustrate achievement at the mathematics standard for year 1.The task in this illustration was used by a teacher in a year 1–2 class to link a mathematics activity to a school fundraiser. The students had brought grocery items to school for the fundraiser.
The task relates to achievement objectives for Number, Geometry, and Statistics from the mathematics and statistics learning area in The New Zealand Curriculum.
The Task
Grocery Bonanza
Everyone in the class has brought groceries to school for a school fundraiser. 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 year 1 mathematics standard are described below. There is also an illustration of the year 2 standard for this task.
New Zealand Curriculum: Level 1  National Standards: After one year at school 
In solving problems and modelling situations, students will:


Number and Algebra
Geometry and Measurement
Statistics

Number and Algebra
Geometry and Measurement
Statistics

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PDF of this task and Illustrations of the year 1 and 2 standards (1.02MB)