Information about e-ako maths
What is e-ako maths?
- e-ako maths is a resource created to support students who are having difficulty developing a sound knowledge and understanding of place value, fractions, algebra and basic facts.
- e-ako maths is designed to complement and support your existing teaching programme and is not intended to be a stand alone tool for teaching these important concepts. The supporting resources linked below will help integrate e-ako maths into your class programme.
- Each student will have their own account so that they can explore the material at their own pace. Each account needs to have a unique username, but the accounts can share an email address so you could use a class email address if you wish.
- e-ako maths provides a pathway of interactive learning modules (e-ako) for students to work through. Students can choose from the available e-ako, with assessment e-ako restricting access to more difficult material.
- Each e-ako contains both teaching screens and interactive elements for students to complete. These interactive elements include matching tasks, multiple choice questions, and short answer questions.
How do I get started?
- To create an account for e-ako maths go to e-ako.nzmaths.co.nz/ and click on the "Register" link. Accounts are free to teachers and students within New Zealand.
What supporting resources are available?
e-ako for teachers: professional learning (show).
These professional development e-ako are designed to develop teacher knowledge in three areas: content knowledge, pedogogical knowledge, and knowledge of how the student e-ako work.
- Place value PD e-ako 1: The language of place value and four important place value concepts.
- Place value PD e-ako 2: Progressions in place value and how to use the student e-ako.
- Fractions PD e-ako 1: Representations, contexts and language of fractions.
- Fractions PD e-ako 2: Key mathematical ideas about fractions.
- Fractions PD e-ako 3: Early teaching progressions and how students learn fractions.
- Fractions PD e-ako 4: Teaching progressions and how to use the student e-ako.
- Equations and Expressions PD e-ako 1: Introduction to algebraic thinking.
- Equations and Expressions PD e-ako 2: Numerals, addition and subtraction.
- Equations and Expressions PD e-ako 3: Exploring equality.
- Equations and Expressions PD e-ako 4: Recording ideas, including inequalities.
- Equations and Expressions PD e-ako 5: Relationships between operations.
- Equations and Expressions PD e-ako 6: Balancing equations and using unknowns.
- Patterns and Relationships PD e-ako 1: Progressions in learning.
- Patterns and Relationships PD e-ako 2: Repeating patterns.
- Patterns and Relationships PD e-ako 3: Number patterns.
- Patterns and Relationships PD e-ako 4: Sequential patterns.
- Patterns and Relationships PD e-ako 5: Relationship graphs.
- Combining Equations and Expressions with Patterns and Relationships: Relational thinking.
- Getting Started 1-4: Supports your preparation to teach mathematics in your year 1-4 classroom (for the first time).
- Getting Started 5-8:Supports your preparation to teach mathematics in your year 5-8 classroom (for the first time).
- Teaching basic facts: Supports you as you work with your students to understand basic facts.
- Teaching problem solving: Supports you as you develop problem solving in your classroom.
- Teaching students with special needs: Supports your teaching of students with special education needs and, in particular, those who are likely to learn within level one of The New Zealand Curriculum for most of their years at school.
Teaching units (show).
This collection of teaching units has been developed to support the learning in e-ako maths. The activities can either be used in the sequence presented, or as individual activities to support your own teaching ideas.
|Units to support place value e-ako||Supports student e-ako:|
|Level 1||Knowing five|
Teen numbers (building with tens)
|Building with tens||PV 1 and 2|
|Level 2||Building with tens and hundreds||PV 3 and 4|
|Level 3||Place value with whole numbers and decimals||PV 5 to 8|
|Units to support fractions e-ako||Supports student e-ako:|
|Level 2||Fraction bits and parts||Fractions 1 and 2|
|Symbols and sets||Fractions 3 and 4|
|Ordering proper and improper fractions||Fractions 5 and 6|
|Level 3||Addition, subtraction and equivalent fractions||Fractions 7 to 9|
|Multiplying fractions||Fractions 10|
|Dividing fractions||Fractions 11|
|Units to support algebra e-ako||Supports student e-ako:|
|Level 1||Numerals and Expressions||Equations and expressions 1 and 2|
|Equality and Equations||Equations and expressions 3, 4 and 5|
|Inequality symbols and relationships||Equations and expressions 6|
|Level 2||Number families and relationships||Equations and expressions 7|
|Level 3||Multiplication and division relationships||Equations and expressions 8 and 9|
|The order of operations||Equations and expressions 10|
|A study of number properties||Equations and expressions 11 and 12|
|Level 4||Unknowns and variables: Solving one-step equations||Equations and expressions 13 and 14|
|Solving multi-step equations||Equations and expressions 15 and 16|
|Units to complement and support algebra e-ako||Supports student e-ako:|
|Level 1||Pattern maker *||Patterns and relationships 1 to 3|
|Mary Mary quite contrary *||Patterns and relationships 1 to 4|
|Snakes and scarves *||Patterns and relationships 3 and 4|
|Counting on counting *||Patterns and relationships 5|
|Early number patterns||Patterns and relationships 6 and 7|
|Ten in the bed *||Patterns and relationships 5 and 10|
|The three pigs *||Patterns and relationships 10 to 12|
|Beetle wheels *||Patterns and relationships 11 and 12|
|Level 2||Dual patterns||Patterns and relationships 8|
|Mapping relationships||Patterns and relationships 9, 11 and 12|
|Pede patterns *||Patterns and relationships 11 and 12|
|Stair cases *||Patterns and relationships 11 and 12|
|Supermarket displays *||Patterns and relationships 11 and 12|
|Letter patterns *||Patterns and relationships 10 to 12|
|Level 3||Matchstick patterns *||Patterns and relationships 11 to 14|
|Hundreds of patterns *||Patterns and relationships 12 to 14|
|Level 4||Drive *||Patterns and relationships 15 to 18|
|The truth about triangles and squares *||Patterns and relationships 16 to 18|
Teachers can now add the professional learning e-ako to their e-ako maths account.
- Log in to your e-ako maths account.
- Click on the “Profile details” link under your name towards the top left of the page.
- Find the box that says “New join code” and enter C541BD.
- Click “Save”.
Your “Pathways" dropdown menu should now contain three additional options for the PD content. The PD modules are tracked in the same way as the student ones.