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

This activity was one of several used by a teacher of years 5 and 6 as part of their work on fractions. The activity relates to achievement objectives for number strategies and number knowledge from the mathematics and statistics learning area in The New Zealand Curriculum.

The Task

Sharing Pizzas

At the school fair, five children buy eight pizzas. They agree to take home equal shares. How much will each child take home?

Some features of students’ work used to make judgments in relation to the mathematics standards are described below.

Sharing Pizzas: Illustrating the year 6 standard
Sharing Pizzas: Illustrating the year 7 standard

PDF of this task and Illustrations of the year 6 and 7 standards (1.17MB)