Year 10

Nature by numbers

Assessments calendar

Term 1


Topic  assessed


Term 2


Term 4

Assessment criteria
You can have a better idea of the level you are at, by looking at what you can do.
 I CAN...
  • Round numbers to a specific decimal place
  • Round numbers to a specific significant figure
  • Convert numbers in standard form
  • Calculate values of square roots using calculator
  • Solve practical problems using decimals
  • Write a quantity as a percentage of another
  • Increase  quantity by a percentage
  • Write and simplify ratios
  • Share a quantity into a given ratio
 I CAN...
  • Use numbers in standard form to solve problems
  • Round numbers sensibly in a practical context
  • Solve problems involving fractions and percentages:discounts,GST, etc
  • Solve problems involving whole numbers without a calculator
  • Solve ratio problems

 I CAN...
  • Solve problems involving standard form and calculator
  • Estimate sensibly to check answers
  • Solve multi-step problems and communicate the results sensibly
  • Find the GST inclusive and exclusive price

I CAN...
  • Find the next term in  pattern
  • Write a rule in symbols for a pattern
  • Select a rule to match a given pattern
  • Plot points given the linear equation
  • Find the y-intercept on a linear graph
  • Solve equations involving x in one side
  • Write equations from simple word problems
  • Collect like terms 2b - 4c + 6b, etc
  • Multiply and divide terms
  • Expand one bracket
  • Factorise into one bracket
  • Substitute into a formula
 I CAN...
  • Substitute into a rule to create a pattern
  • Write a rule in symbols for a non-liner pattern
  • Find y-intercept and gradient from an equation
  • Interpret the meaning of the intercept and gradient
  • Find the equation of horizontal and vertical lines
  • Draw the graph of a line from an equation
  • Read and interpret negative gradients from graphs and equations
  • Solve equations with brackets, fractions and x in both sides
  • Collect more complicated like terms, 2x2y + 3xy2 - x2y, etc
  • Expand two brackets
  • Factorise into two brackets
  • Substitute into complicated formulae
  • Rearrange linear formula
  • Form and solve equations from word problems

I CAN... 
  • Write a rule for a pattern representing a practical situation
  • Solve equations with combinations of brackets, fractions and x in both sides
  • Substitute into any formula and find the unknown value
  • Solve word problems wich can be related to another topic in mathematics
  • Read the gradient from a graph in a complex situation
  • Interpret the meaning of the points of intersection of lines
  • Interpret the gradient and intercept for practical situation
  • Find the equation of a line from a practical situation

 I CAN...
  • Use a ruler, tape measure, scales, thermometer, measuring cylinder and read the scale accurately
  • Use metric units sensibly in a measurements
  • Find the perimeter of a shape (including a circle)
  • Find areas including surface area 
  • Find volumes 
  • Solve problems involving capacity (mL and L)
  • Solve problems involving time using both 12 and 24 hour measure
 I CAN..
  • Find areas of composite objects
  • Give the limits of accuracy for measurements taken
  • Choose the correct formula for my calculations
  • Draw a diagram of a measurement problem given in words
  • Convert between m2 and Ha and cm3 and L
  • Solve problems about rates e.g. km / hr
  • Read and understand scales on measuring tools
  • Estimate, lengths, mass, area, volumes, times and temperatures.
 I CAN...
  • Choose a sensible model and solve a problem where the model may not necessarily fit exactly
  • Give reasons for my choice of model
  • Give reasons why my model may give errors in the result
  • Solve problems involving several calculations

 I CAN...
  • Pose my own question.
  • Draw one appropriate graph (scatter plot)
  • Calculate appropriate statistics: mean, median, mode.
  • Comment on the features of the graph.
  • Answer the question.
 I CAN...
  • Justify the answer I give to my question by referring to graphs and statistics calculations.
  • Make comments on features of the data - e.g. line of best fit, etc.
  • Answer questions relating to graphs, data or calculations.
 I CAN...
  • Make comments about statistical processes such as:
    • Sources of bias
    • Limitations of the process
    • Ways to improve the process.

 I CAN...
  • Solve simple one step angle problems, giving the reason
  • Find unknown exterior angles in polygons
  • Find unknown interior angles in polygons
I CAN...
  • Find unknowns in 2 steps problems giving a reason for each step of my answer for:
  • Interpret bearings
  • Present my answer in a way that is easily understood
  • Give my answer to the problem in words
 I CAN...
  • Investigate geometric problems involving at least 3 steps
  • Carry out a geometric proof of a shape