# Connected Level 3

## Connected Number and Algebra, Level 3

## Plants that HealConnected 2, 2010: Working with Nature, p.18 | ||

Context | Exploring the medicinal properties of plants. | |

Mathematics | Number/Measurement: Readers follow a recipe to make natural ointment and calculate the profit from selling it. | |

Cross Curriculum | Science: Living World | |

## The Finishing TouchConnected 2, 2007, p.27 | ||

Context | A mother and daughter are redecorating a rumpus room. | |

Mathematics | Number/Algebra/Measurement: Simple decimal length measurements are added, and multiplication and division strategies are applied to a practical patterning problem, suitable for students at numeracy stage 6-7. | |

Cross Curriculum | The Arts and Technology | |

## The Big RaceConnected 2, 2006, p.28 | ||

Context | A grandfather shares the race results that led to his successful swimming career in his youth. | |

Mathematics | Number/Measurement: Distance, analogue and digital time, and speed can be explored using swimming race results. | |

Cross Curriculum | Health and PE | |

## Pond PuzzlerConnected 2, 2005, p.24 | ||

Context | A puzzle involving frogs hopping onto lily pads, is presented. | |

Mathematics | Number: The reader is challenged to find a strategy to solve a frog-hopping problem and be the first to have three frogs in a row. | |

Cross Curriculum | Key competencies | |

## Split personalitiesConnected 2, 2003, p.27 | ||

Context | Large amounts of cash are paid to a fictional youthful band of performers, who should share the money fairly. | |

Mathematics | Number: The story includes an opportunity to explore place value. | |

Cross Curriculum | N/A | |

## Hair, There, and EverywhereConnected 2, 2003, p.2 | ||

Context | This is an adaptation of the fictional story Rapunzel. | |

Mathematics | Number/Measurement: Problems are posed with reference to table that relates different hair lengths to their dollar values. | |

Cross Curriculum | English | |

## Magic MuffinsConnected 2, 2001, p.3 | ||

Context | Mrs Minty is making muffins. | |

Mathematics | Number/Measurement: Problems relating numbers of muffins and the costs of ingredients in decimals, involve the use of the four number operations and a range of strategies. | |

Cross Curriculum | Social Sciences | |

## Number HospitalConnected 2, 2000, p.12 | ||

Context | A play in which the characters are defined by their mathematical characteristics, and in which clever puns entertain. | |

Mathematics | Number/Algebra: This play explores prime numbers, place value with 2-digit and 3-digit numbers, exponential growth, and the four number operations. | |

Cross Curriculum | English | |

## Miss Mind-readerConnected 2, 2000, p.27 | ||

Context | A think-of-a-number problem is posed. | |

Mathematics | Number/Algebra: The digits in multiples of 9 are explored. | |

Cross Curriculum | N/A | |

## Multiplication MagicConnected 2, 2000, p.30 | ||

Context | Finger patterns for the 9 times table. | |

Mathematics | Number/Algebra: Number patterns, beginning with the 9 times table, are investigated. | |

Cross Curriculum | N/A | |

## The Bubblegum MachineConnected 2, 1999, p.20 | ||

Context | This is a fictional story of a little girl in a bubblegum factory. | |

Mathematics | Number: Place value in 2-digit and 3-digit numbers is explored. | |

Cross Curriculum | N/A | |

## The Playful FrogsConnected 2, 1999, p.30 | ||

Context | A puzzle involving frogs hopping onto lily pads. | |

Mathematics | Number: The reader is challenged to find a strategy to solve a frog-hopping problem and to decide if the frogs can change places. | |

Cross Curriculum | Key competencies | |

## Money GameConnected 2, 1998, p.16 | ||

Context | A board game using counters, dice, a pencil and paper. | |

Mathematics | Number: The four number operations are applied to amounts of money less than $20. | |

Cross Curriculum | N/A | |

## Eight CoinsConnected 2, 1998, p.9 | ||

Context | Adding values of NZ coins. | |

Mathematics | Number/Algebra: A problem is posed requiring the reader to explore addends and sums of NZ coin values. | |

Cross Curriculum | N/A | |

## Nine LemonsConnected 2, 1998, p.20 | ||

Context | A story about selling lemons | |

Mathematics | Number: Working with amounts of money less than $10. | |

Cross Curriculum | English |

## Connected Geometry and Measurement, Level 3

## Pseudoscience | ||

Context | Carrying out investigations into pseudoscientific claims. | |

Mathematics | Measurement: Calculating and comparing areas in cm^{2} | |

Cross Curriculum | Health and PE | |

## Rising Seas | ||

Context | Exploring some practical implications of sea level changes. | |

Mathematics | Measurement: Measurement data over time is presented for discussion and comparison, within a meaningful context. | |

Cross Curriculum | Science and Social Sciences. | |

## Rebuilding Christchurch with Amazing Ideas | ||

Context | Designing buildings as part of the Christchurch rebuild. | |

Mathematics | Geometry: Exploring interlocking triangles, pentagons and hexagons in the process of making a cardboard geodesic dome. | |

Cross Curriculum | Technology and The Arts | |

## The Fish HighwayConnected Level 3, 2013: Food for Thought, p.23 | ||

Context | Fish populations in Wellington’s storm water system. | |

Mathematics | Statistical Literacy/Measurement: Fish scientist, Frances, undertakes snapshot surveys of fish populations. Her data inform the New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database. | |

Cross Curriculum | Science: Living World | |

## Building a WharenuiConnected 2, 2011: Structure, p.10 | ||

Context | Whakairo, tukutuku panels and kōwhaiwhai patterns | |

Mathematics | Geometry: The mathematics in a wharenui are highlighted in a study of the structural symmetry, reflections, rotations, and translations. | |

Cross Curriculum | Science: Material World and Social Sciences | |

## More than a BoxConnected 2, 2011: Structure, p.20 | ||

Context | Structural beams and braces in buildings | |

Mathematics | Geometry: The relationship between rectangles and triangles is explored. | |

Cross Curriculum | Science: Material World | |

## Plants that HealConnected 2, 2010: Working with Nature, p.18 | ||

Context | Exploring the medicinal properties of plants. | |

Mathematics | Number/Measurement: Readers follow a recipe to make natural ointment and calculate the profit from selling it. | |

Cross Curriculum | Science: Living World | |

## Double, Double, Toilet TroubleConnected 2, 2009, p.10 | ||

Context | Investigating infectious organisms | |

Mathematics | Measurement: The measurements are given for bacteria can be discussed. | |

Cross Curriculum | Science: Living World | |

## The Finishing TouchConnected 2, 2007, p.27 | ||

Context | A mother and daughter are redecorating a rumpus room. | |

Mathematics | Number/Algebra/Measurement: Simple decimal length measurements are added, and multiplication and division strategies are applied to a practical patterning problem, suitable for students at numeracy stage 6-7. | |

Cross Curriculum | The Arts and Technology | |

## The Big RaceConnected 2, 2006, p.28 | ||

Context | A grandfather shares the race results that led to his successful swimming career in his youth. | |

Mathematics | Number/Measurement: Distance, analogue and digital time, and speed can be explored using swimming race results. | |

Cross Curriculum | Health and PE | |

## Time ZonesConnected 2, 2004, p.22 | ||

Context | A New Zealand boy wants to phone his Mum who is at a wedding in Italy. He and his Dad work out what time it will be. | |

Mathematics | Measurement: Time zones are explained within the text and with reference to a model world globe. | |

Cross Curriculum | Social Sciences | |

## Hair, There, and EverywhereConnected 2, 2003, p.2 | ||

Context | This is an adaptation of the fictional story Rapunzel. | |

Mathematics | Number/Measurement: Problems are posed with reference to table that relates different hair lengths to their dollar values. | |

Cross Curriculum | English | |

## Make a Decorative IcosahedronConnected 2, 2002, p.19 | ||

Context | Practical instructions are given for making a cardboard icosahedron. | |

Mathematics | Geometry/Measurement: The student is shown how to find the centre of a circle, draw the radius, three arcs, and an equilateral triangle, as part of the process of creating an icosahedral decoration. | |

Cross Curriculum | Technology | |

## Flatland: A Journey into the World of Two DimensionsConnected 2, 2002, p.28 | ||

Context | In this fictional play, travellers go on a return journey from a three-dimensional world to one of two dimensions. | |

Mathematics | Geometry: The differences between two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes are explored within the context of this play. | |

Cross Curriculum | English | |

## Magic MuffinsConnected 2, 2001, p.3 | ||

Context | Mrs Minty is making muffins. | |

Mathematics | Number/Measurement: Problems relating numbers of muffins and the costs of ingredients in decimals, involve the use of the four number operations and a range of strategies. | |

Cross Curriculum | Social Sciences | |

## Samoan Siapo PatternsConnected 2, 1999, p.28 | ||

Context | Instructions are given for making Samoan siapo patterns. | |

Mathematics | Geometry: Reflection, rotational symmetry and translations can be explored in this task. | |

Cross Curriculum | The Arts |

## Connected Statistics, Level 3

## Sleep Sleuths | ||

Context | Investigating the amount of sleep people need to keep healthy. | |

Mathematics | Statistics: Designing an investigation, collecting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and asking more questions. | |

Cross Curriculum | Health and PE | |

## Counting Kākahi | ||

Context | Collecting and presenting data that show freshwater mussels (kākahi) are nearly disappearing from some NZ waterways. | |

Mathematics | Statistics: Using statistics to inform ecological decisions. | |

Cross Curriculum | Science | |

## You Can Count On ItConnected Level 3, 2013: Food for Thought, p.18 | ||

Context | Analysing multivariate data to predict a sports result. | |

Mathematics | Statistical Literacy: Students, wanting to predict the results of an upcoming sports competition between year 5 and year 6 students, analyse and look for patterns in student data cards. | |

Cross Curriculum | Health and PE | |

## The Fish HighwayConnected Level 3, 2013: Food for Thought, p.23 | ||

Context | Fish populations in Wellington’s storm water system. | |

Mathematics | Statistical Literacy: Fish scientist, Frances, undertakes snapshot surveys of fish populations. Her data inform the New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database./td> | |

Cross Curriculum | Science: Living World | |

## Why Does It Always Rain on Me?Connected Level 3, 2012: Watching the weather, p.21 | ||

Context | Weather | |

Mathematics | Statistical Literacy: Students interpret the rainfall data, bar and line graphs, and are encouraged to look for patterns in Wellington’s weather. | |

Cross Curriculum | Science: Physical World | |

## I Miss My PetConnected 2, 2006, p.3 | ||

Context | The death of a pet leads to an investigation into the life expectancy of the pets belonging to students in one classroom. | |

Mathematics | Statistical Investigations: A question posed, decimal data are recorded on a spreadsheet, and displayed on a bar graph. The concepts of distribution and central tendency are explored. | |

Cross Curriculum | Science: Living World | |

## Getting the Green LightConnected 2, 2001, p.10 | ||

Context | Public planning organizations use statistics to help them make important decisions. | |

Mathematics | Statistical Investigations/Literacy: Students explore the process for conducting an investigation, the sources and types of data. Readers consider who produced any set of data and for what purpose. | |

Cross Curriculum | Social Sciences | |

## Tomato: Fruit or vegetable?Connected 2, 2000, p.24 | ||

Context | The characteristics of tomatoes are compared with other fruit and vegetables. | |

Mathematics | Statistical Literacy: Category data are collected and displayed in a chart that informs the conclusion that a tomato is a fruit. | |

Cross Curriculum | Health and PE |