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The following examples of student work illustrate achievement at the mathematics standards for years 5, 6, and 7.
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 (for example, 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.

Points of View
: Illustrating the year 5 standard
Points of View
: Illustrating the year 6 standard
Points of View
: Illustrating the year 7 standard

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