Uses informal and some formal oral and written mathematical language and
representation to communicate mathematically

SUPPORT

CONTEXT

TEXT COMPLEXITY

TASK COMPLEXITY

May work with expert/mentor
where support is available if
requested

Familiar and predictable
contexts

Limited range of contexts

Simple familiar texts with clear
purpose

Familiar vocabulary

Explicit tasks involving a
limited number of familiar
steps

Processes include identifying,
simple interpreting, simple
sequencing

FOCUS AREA:

PERFORMANCE FEATURES INCLUDE:

Written mathematical
language

– Uses a combination of mainly informal and some formal written mathematical and general
language to represent the mathematical and problem solving process

Oral mathematical
language

– Uses a combination of mainly informal and some formal oral mathematical and general
language to report on and discuss the mathematical and problem solving process

Complexity of
mathematical symbolism,
representation and
conventions

– Uses a combination of mainly informal and some formal symbolism, diagrams, graphs and
conventions relevant to the mathematical knowledge of the level, e.g.

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