Lions: Illustrating the year 1 standard
The following examples of student work illustrate achievement at the mathematics standard for year 1.The task used in this illustration was part of a reading response lesson in a year 1–2 class. The teacher had established the practice of a “question of the day” derived from a discussion topic, event, or reading. The students responded to the question by sticking magnetic strips with their names on them to the whiteboard. The teacher used the questions as the basis of her statistics programme, focusing on vocabulary and how to make summary statements about the responses to the questions.
After reading the story A Lion in the Meadow, a discussion started about whether the lion was real or imaginary. Several students made the observation that “it looks real” in the illustrations. The class decided to use the question of the day to ask who had seen a real lion.
The task relates to achievement objectives for Statistics from the mathematics and statistics learning area in The New Zealand Curriculum.
The Task
Lions
How many in our class have seen a lion?
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:


Statistics

Statistics

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PDF of this task and Illustrations of the year 1 and 2 standards (1.82MB)