# Connected Level 2

## Connected Number and Algebra, Level 2

### Amazing Algorithms

Connected Level 2, 2018: Step by Step
ContextAlgorithms
MathematicsAlgebra: Using step by step instructions to solve number problems.
Cross CurriculumTechnology

### Busy Bees

Connected Level 2, 2012: The Buzz of Bees, p.9
ContextHoney bees
MathematicsNumber: Students calculate honey-producing rates of, and distances travelled by, honey bees.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Living with a Volcano

Connected 1, 2011: Rūaumoko Rages, p.28
ContextVolcanoes
MathematicsNumber: The number of passengers grounded at Heathrow Airport, as a result of a volcanic eruption in Iceland, is calculated from data.
Cross CurriculumScience: Physical World

### Finding Friday

Connected 1, 2007, p.26
ContextA classroom is kept tidy by sorting and counting classroom materials.
MathematicsNumber: Stage 5 number strategies are applied to practical classroom tasks.
Cross CurriculumKey competencies

### Multiplication Monday

Connected 1, 2004, p.2
ContextStudents look for number patterns about them in the school grounds and the classroom.
MathematicsNumber: A connection is developed between skip counting and multiplication.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### A Bird’s breakfast

Connected 1, 2004, p.8
ContextFictional birds are catching worms and sharing worm segments fairly.
MathematicsNumber: Division problems posed and these are supported by precise drawings that show the numbers in each problem. Connections are made between fractions, division and multiplication.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### The Monster Birthday Party

Connected 1, 2003, p.2
ContextA monster mother is providing party food for young monsters and ensuring it is fairly shared.
MathematicsNumber: Simple division problems are posed within the context of sharing different kinds of party food.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Out of Step

Connected 1, 2002, p.26
ContextThis is a fictional story about three animals that escape from a zoo and are being pursued.
MathematicsAlgebra: Problems posed in the story require the reader to continue different sequential patterns and explore relationships between them.
Cross CurriculumEnglish

### Baby Maths

Connected 1, 2001, p.12
ContextA short poem tells about a baby’s body.
MathematicsNumber/Geometry: The numbers in the poem highlight the body’s symmetry.
Cross CurriculumEnglish

### Snails

Connected 1, 2001, p.14
ContextA boy earns money by removing unwanted snails from his father’s garden.
MathematicsNumber: Place value is explored through collections of ten snails, each of which is worth ten cents.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### The Case of the 13-year-old Grandmother

Connected 1, 2000, p.28
ContextA teacher has a leap year birthday.
MathematicsNumber/Measurement: The multiplicative relationship between the number of leap years and the number of actual years is represented and explored with a double number line.
Cross CurriculumSocial Sciences

### Numbers, Numbers Everywhere

Connected 1, 2000, p.30
ContextNumbers are found in many real life situations.
MathematicsNumber: Readers are encouraged to recognize where we find numbers in our daily lives and how they help us.
Cross CurriculumSocial Sciences

### Eggs in the Nest

Connected 1, 1999, p.8
ContextA game for two players
MathematicsNumber: Single digit subtraction strategies are investigated.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### My Amazing Plant

Connected 1, 1999, p.9
ContextA plant is growing quickly in a glasshouse.
MathematicsNumber: Doubling and halving are investigated.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Racehorse Rhyme

Connected 1, 1999, p.29
ContextA rhyme, a riddle and a joke.
MathematicsNumber: This is a play on single digit number words.
Cross CurriculumEnglish

### Patterns

Connected 1, 1999, p.30
ContextPhotographs of patterns made with physical objects.
MathematicsAlgebra: Pattern attributes of size, shape and colour are identified and recorded on a chart.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### A Number Grid Game

Connected 1, 1998, p.26
ContextA Number Grid Game
MathematicsNumber: This game involves the consecutive addition of 21 single digit numbers.
Cross CurriculumN/A

## Connected Geometry and Measurement, Level 2

### Squawkzilla

Connected Level 2, 2020: Digging Deeper
ContextFossils
MathematicsMeasurement: Sizes of bones from different birds are compared.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Designer Homes

Connected Level 2, 2014
ContextDesigning a children’s playground.
MathematicsGeometry: Students make a 3D model of an original playground design that is informed by survey data.
Cross CurriculumSocial Sciences and The Arts

### Designer Homes

Connected Level 2, 2012: The Buzz of Bees, p.28
ContextHoney bees
MathematicsGeometry: The features of regular 2D shapes are explored, squares are counted to calculate their area, and the tessellations of hexagons and circles are compared.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Bumble Bees

Connected Level 2, 2012: The Buzz of Bees, p.8
ContextBees
MathematicsMeasurement: The body measurements of bumble bees and honey bees are compared.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Investigating insulation

Connected 1, 2010: Staying Warm and Keeping Cool, p.23
ContextA science experiment is undertaken to find the best material to trap heat.
MathematicsMeasurement: Students read and record temperatures at regular intervals.
Cross CurriculumScience: Physical/Material World

### Heat Thieves

Connected 1, 2010: Staying Warm and Keeping Cool, p.23
ContextExploring conditions that effect our body temperature.
MathematicsMeasurement: Students read a wind-chill table, relating wind speed and air temperature.
Cross CurriculumScience: Physical/Material World

### Monsters of the Deep

Connected 1, 2009, p.2
ContextSquid
MathematicsMeasurement: The body measurements of different kinds of squid are presented for discussion.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Te Papa’s Colossal Squid

Connected 1, 2009, p.10
ContextThe capture, preservation and examination of a colossal squid.
MathematicsMeasurement: A range of measurements (length, capacity, temperature, weight) of a colossal squid is presented for discussion.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Bird Land

Connected 1 and 2, 2008, p.8
ContextFossils reveal the nature of some NZ creatures from the past.
MathematicsMeasurement: A limited number of time and measurement data are given and these can form the basis of discussion.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Nailing it down

Connected 1, 2006, p.20
ContextA father and son are building a wooden paling fence.
MathematicsMeasurement: A fence length is measured using metres and centimetres, and skip counting and multiplication are applied to solve a problem.
Cross CurriculumTechnology

### Centre Stage

Connected 1, 2005, p.20
ContextA school idol competition is being performed on a circular rotating stage.
MathematicsGeometry: The full rotation of a circular disk is completed by 60 small turns. Quarter, half and three-quarter turns are explored with reference to this measure.
Cross CurriculumThe Arts

### Finding the Shapes in Buildings

Connected 1, 2002, p.30
ContextGeometric shapes are identified in photographs of buildings from different cultures.
MathematicsGeometry: Two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes are defined.
Cross CurriculumThe Arts and Technology

### Baby Maths

Connected 1, 2001, p.12
ContextA short poem tells about a baby’s body.
MathematicsNumber/Geometry: The numbers in the poem highlight the body’s symmetry.
Cross CurriculumEnglish

### The Giant Who Needed a Bed

Connected 1, 2000, p.22
ContextThe fictional story tells about a giant who accepts hospitality from the people of a village.
MathematicsMeasurement: It is inferred that body measurements can be calculated from the length of a footprint.
Cross CurriculumEnglish

### The Case of the 13-year-old Grandmother

Connected 1, 2000, p.28
ContextA teacher has a leap year birthday.
MathematicsNumber/Measurement: The multiplicative relationship between the number of leap years and the number of actual years is represented and explored with a double number line.
Cross CurriculumSocial Sciences

### Make a spinner

Connected 1, 1999, p.6
ContextInstructions are given to make a paper spinner.
MathematicsMeasurement: A circle, its diameter and radius are informally investigated in this practical task.
Cross CurriculumScience: Physical World

### What do you see?

Connected 1, 1998, p.12
ContextOptical illusions
MathematicsGeometry: The length of lines on two trapeziums is compared.
Cross CurriculumThe Arts

### Clocks with a Difference

Connected 1, 1998, p.14
ContextTime is shown in different ways on several unusual clocks.
MathematicsMeasurement: Digital and analogue time is explored in an unusual way.
Cross CurriculumTechnology

### How Do You Measure a Dinosaur?

Connected 1, 1998, p.20
ContextA practical investigation into the actual size of Tyrannosaurus rex.
MathematicsMeasurement: A picture of a dinosaur is enlarged onto a grid using metre measures.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Sun Facts

Connected 1, 1998, p.6
ContextSun facts
MathematicsMeasurement: Mathematical facts about the sun are presented for discussion.
Cross CurriculumScience: Planet Earth and Beyond

## Connected Statistics, Level 2

### City of Bugs

Connected Level 2, 2020: Digging Deeper
ContextBugs
MathematicsStatistics: The number and type of invertebrates in different areas are counted.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World
Technology

### Sea Science

Connected Level 2, 2019: Wild Discoveries
ContextMarine debris
MathematicsStatistics: Data on the types of marine debris found at different locations.
Cross CurriculumScience: Nature of science

### The War on Weeds

Connected Level 2, 2018: Step by Step
ContextMarine pollution
MathematicsStatistics: Using a database of weeds.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World
Technology

### Why do our muscles get tired?

Connected Level 2, 2015
ContextInvestigating muscle fatigue.
MathematicsStatistics: Designing an investigation, collecting and analyzing (finger) fitness data.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### Operation Duck Pond

Connected Level 2, 2015
ContextBreeding habitats for ducks.
MathematicsStatistics: Describes the process of collecting scientific data and introduces outliers.
Cross CurriculumScience

### The Takeaway Table

Connected Level 2, 2013: I Spy..., p.20
ContextBirds within a school environment.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations: Students undertake an investigation and collect data to inform them of the range of bird types in their school environment. This enables students to develop an appropriate bird table and feeding plan.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Look out for Monarchs

Connected Level 2, 2013: I Spy..., p.28
ContextMonarch Butterflies.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations: Students are encouraged to gather data about tagged and numbered monarch butterflies anywhere in NZ. By becoming ‘citizen scientists’, they are helping the Monarch Butterfly New Zealand Trust.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### What’s for lunch?

Connected 1, 2006, p.26
ContextDiscussion of the food pyramid begins an investigation into the nature of the lunches of the students in one classroom.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations: Food-type data are collected using tally charts, displayed in a bar graph, and discussed.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### Bat Maths

Connected 1, 2002, p.24
ContextInformation is presented about the number of bat calls recorded in two locations: above a road and through a forest.
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: The reader is prompted to consider the conclusions drawn about bat call data that are presented in a table and on a bar graph.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### How the Children of Room 3 Keep Their Clothes On.

Connected 1, 1999, p.25
ContextButton, zips, velcro, buckles, laces and elastic help to keep our clothes on.
MathematicsStatistical Investigations: Data are collected using a tally chart, and are presented on a bar graph.
Cross CurriculumSocial Sciences

### How Much Do They Eat?

Connected 1, 1998, p.32
ContextA comparison is made of the amount eaten by a cow, a sheep, a dog, a cat and a hen.
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: The reader interprets a bar graph showing the kilogram amounts of food eaten by selected animals, and answers questions posed.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World