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

The following examples of student work illustrate achievement at the mathematics standards for years 1, 2 and 3.


The task used in this illustration was part of a whole-school focus on Algebra and allowed students to explore sequential patterning for photo frames.

The task relates to achievement objectives for Number and Algebra from the mathematics and statistics learning area in The New Zealand Curriculum.

The Task

Tiled Photo Frames

Use tiles and a photo-frame template to design a pattern for a photo frame.
Explain your pattern.

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

Tiled Photo Frames: Illustrating the year 1 standard
Tiled Photo Frames: Illustrating the year 2 standard

Tiled Photo Frames: Illustrating the year 3 standard

PDF of this task and Illustrations of the year 1, 2 and 3 standards (1.41MB)