Success Criteria – Term 2

NAPLAN Success Criteria (Year 5)


Through working on practise NAPLAN tests:


I am working toward identifying the correct answer by eliminating incorrect answers.


I have identified areas of need and am taking steps to improve my strategies in these areas.


I am working towards identifying what the questions are asking me to do. And explain why.


I am working towards identifying the steps required to solve a question.


I am working towards taking my time to check my answers carefully once I am finished. This includes re-reading the question.

 Year 5 Practise Questions

Year 7 Practise Questions


Measurement (Year 6 & Year 5 once completed NAPLAN criteria)


  • Recognising that some units of measurement are better suited for some tasks than others, for example kilometres rather than metres to measure the distance between two towns.


  • Investigating alternative measures of scale to demonstrate that these vary between countries and change over time, for example temperature measurement in Australia, Indonesia, Japan and USA.


  • Calculate the perimeter and area of rectangles using familiar metric units
  • Construct an object using MAB – investigate the perimeter and area. How do these relate to its dimensions.


  • Be creative! What can you measure in our school? Use these measurements to work out area, perimeter, volume?
  • Build a model or draft a scale version of what you have measured. You may need to rename your measurements.
  • Design and build something which demonstrates your understanding of measurement.
  • Investigate volume using water and different size tubs.
  • Use scales to investigate weight and mass and natural materials (leaves, rocks, fruit and vegetables).
  • Measure the pH level in the soil.
  • Measure the outside temperature – what observations can you make. Graph your results
  • Measure the temperature of soil, turtle tank etc.
  • Any other ideas you have. Please share with the class!



  • Connect decimal representations to the metric system

Recognising the equivalence of measurements such as 1.25 metres and 125 centimetres.

  • Demonstrate your understanding of this through an investigation listed in the Mild S.C.


  • Show your understanding the equivalence between units of measurement.

            For example 100cm = 1000mm

  • Demonstrate your understanding of this through an investigation listed in the Mild S.C.


  • Investigate what the significance of the prefixes in the units of measurement.

            For example what does the centi mean in the word centimetre.


  • Connect volume and capacity and their units of measurement.

For example recognising that 1ml is equivalent to 1cm3

Investigate the volume of places around the school – Turtle tank, water tank, vegetable garden etc. How            would you measure the volume of irregular polyhedra in everyday life?


  • Construct simple prisms and pyramids

            What are their measurements? Using these measurements calculate perimetre, area and volume.




  • Establish the formulas for areas of rectangles, triangles and parallelograms and use these in problem solving.


  • From your investigations – what is the formula for calculating volume of different polyhedra. How does this link to area?


  • Draw different views of prisms and solids formed from combinations of prisms.

Week 8


Subtraction – Winki – Mr. McCarthy

Window method for Multiplication – Outside – Joe and Ryder

Prime and Composite numbers – Lux and Olivia



Workshop Free – Work on your S.C



Adding and subtracting negative integers – Winki – Mr. McCarthy



Workshop Free – Work on your S.C

Workshops Week 6


Integers and numberline strategy for negative number addition and subtraction – Winki – Mr. McCarthy

1. Nikita & Ella T – Place Value

2. Kiara, Millie and Jayme – Old school and busting up


Integers and numberline strategy for fraction and decimal number addition and subtraction. Winki –  Mr. McCarthy

1.Sienna and Jasmine – Cubed numbers.

2. Ella J, Ella O and Chloe – Square root


Integers and numberline strategy for whole number addition and subtraction. Winki  – Mr. McCarthy

Solving problems involving missing numbers and algebra. 2nd session. Winki – Miss Nitschke

1. Maggie, Lainey and Lux – Cartesian Plane

2. Tayah Lily and Lucy – Division


Dividing & Multiplying decimal number by decimal number. – Winki – Mr. McCarthy

1.Tyler, Lachie, Anton and Daniel – Multiplying decimals.

2. Lily and Charlotte – Algebra.


Student workshops

Amelia & Charlotte – Triangular numbers.

Aliana – BIDMAS

Will & Grace – 3,6, 9 times tables.





SDL/Homework Task

Write a reflection on your blog (on your maths page) about your learning this week. You can also copy and paste this onto your Google Drive. Please include;

– What you achieved this week.

– What workshops you attended.

– What new concepts and strategies your learnt.

– What is your goal for next week? What do you still want to improve on?

– How are you going to achieve this goal?

This should be completed by Monday 🙂

Ps. If your blog is not up and running yet please record this in your maths book to put on your blog at a later date.



Hello 5/6 Mathematicians!

Welcome to 5/6 Maths 2015!

I hope you are all ready to challenge your mathematical brains, and achieve some pretty amazing things. That is what Maths in 5/6 is all about! This page will be your one stop shop for what is happening in Maths this year. Here, you can find; Learning Intentions and Success Criteria, workshop timetables, student show-me’s, surveys, extra challenges, links to websites and resources for investigations. Looking forward to posting all your investigations and findings here for everyone to learn and share!