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responses 2009 ('05) 

y4 
y8 

1. What is the next number the jumping frog would land on? Put a marker on the 9 then put the frog where you think it would land.  12  95 (94)  99 (100)  
If
student does not put the frog on 12, assist them with a correction
explaining why it would be 12. Place the tunnel to cover the numbers
14 to 24. Now I’ve put a tunnel over part of the number track. 

2. What is the next number the frog would land on – in the tunnel?  15  89 (88)  98 (96)  
3. What is the first number it would land on when it came out of the tunnel?  27  43 (31)  76 (66)  
4.
Altogether, how many jumps from
zero would the frog have made
before it landed there? 
9  22 (17)  60 (50)  
Clear
the number line to start again. This rabbit is a 5 jumper, and the kangaroo is a 6 jumper. Jump rabbit from 0 to 5 – place marker, then jump it onto 10 and leave it there. Jump kangaroo from 0 to 6 – place marker, then jump it onto 12 and leave it there. Students are NOT to use the blocks for the following questions. If they both keep jumping, there are some special numbers that both rabbit and kangaroo will land on together. 

5. What is the first number that they would land on together?  30  31 (21)  80 (76)  
6.
How many jumps will rabbit have made
to reach (say the number given by
student), starting from zero? 
correct
number of jumps (e.g. 6 jumps to reach 30) 
36 (21)  76 (71)  
7.
How many jumps will kangaroo have
made to reach (say the number given
by student), starting from zero? 
correct
number of jumps (e.g. 5 jumps to reach 30) 
34 (20)  73 (70)  
If they both keep on jumping, there is another number that both the rabbit and the kangaroo will land on that is the same number.  
8. What number do you think it will be?  60  21 (12)  71 (66)  
9. How did you work that out?  not marked  • (•)  • (•)  
YEAR 8 ONLY:  
Put
all three animals on 30. Place the
tunnel to cover the numbers 14 to 24. If each animal started at 30 and made three jumps backward, only one animal would get right through the tunnel. 

10. Work out which animal that would be and tell me.  kangaroo  0 0  89 (90)  
11. What number would that animal land on?  12  0 0  74 (70)  
Total
score: 
9–10  • (•)  55 (43)  
7–8  14 (10)  21 (27)  
5–6  15 (8)  10 (16)  
3–4  35 (28)  12 (12)  
0–2  36 (54)  2
(2) 
Subgroup Analysis [Click on charts to enlarge] : 
Commentary: 
This
task was previously used in the 1997 assessments. The results show
moderate improvements over the 12year period both at the top and bottom
for year 4 students and at the top for year 8 students. Year 4 boys
scored significantly higher than year 4 girls. 