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, basic facts and fractions.
- 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 development (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.
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|