# Connected Level 3

## Connected Number and Algebra, Level 3

### Plants that Heal

Connected 2, 2010: Working with Nature, p.18
ContextExploring the medicinal properties of plants.
MathematicsNumber/Measurement: Readers follow a recipe to make natural ointment and calculate the profit from selling it.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### The Finishing Touch

Connected 2, 2007, p.27
ContextA mother and daughter are redecorating a rumpus room.
MathematicsNumber/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 CurriculumThe Arts and Technology

### The Big Race

Connected 2, 2006, p.28
ContextA grandfather shares the race results that led to his successful swimming career in his youth.
MathematicsNumber/Measurement: Distance, analogue and digital time, and speed can be explored using swimming race results.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### Pond Puzzler

Connected 2, 2005, p.24
ContextA puzzle involving frogs hopping onto lily pads, is presented.
MathematicsNumber: 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 CurriculumKey competencies

### Split personalities

Connected 2, 2003, p.27
ContextLarge amounts of cash are paid to a fictional youthful band of performers, who should share the money fairly.
MathematicsNumber: The story includes an opportunity to explore place value.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Hair, There, and Everywhere

Connected 2, 2003, p.2
ContextThis is an adaptation of the fictional story Rapunzel.
MathematicsNumber/Measurement: Problems are posed with reference to table that relates different hair lengths to their dollar values.
Cross CurriculumEnglish

### Magic Muffins

Connected 2, 2001, p.3
ContextMrs Minty is making muffins.
MathematicsNumber/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 CurriculumSocial Sciences

### Number Hospital

Connected 2, 2000, p.12
ContextA play in which the characters are defined by their mathematical characteristics, and in which clever puns entertain.
MathematicsNumber/Algebra: This play explores prime numbers, place value with 2-digit and 3-digit numbers, exponential growth, and the four number operations.
Cross CurriculumEnglish

Connected 2, 2000, p.27
ContextA think-of-a-number problem is posed.
MathematicsNumber/Algebra: The digits in multiples of 9 are explored.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Multiplication Magic

Connected 2, 2000, p.30
ContextFinger patterns for the 9 times table.
MathematicsNumber/Algebra: Number patterns, beginning with the 9 times table, are investigated.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### The Bubblegum Machine

Connected 2, 1999, p.20
ContextThis is a fictional story of a little girl in a bubblegum factory.
MathematicsNumber: Place value in 2-digit and 3-digit numbers is explored.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### The Playful Frogs

Connected 2, 1999, p.30
ContextA puzzle involving frogs hopping onto lily pads.
MathematicsNumber: The reader is challenged to find a strategy to solve a frog-hopping problem and to decide if the frogs can change places.
Cross CurriculumKey competencies

### Money Game

Connected 2, 1998, p.16
ContextA board game using counters, dice, a pencil and paper.
MathematicsNumber: The four number operations are applied to amounts of money less than \$20.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Eight Coins

Connected 2, 1998, p.9
MathematicsNumber/Algebra: A problem is posed requiring the reader to explore addends and sums of NZ coin values.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Nine Lemons

Connected 2, 1998, p.20
MathematicsNumber: Working with amounts of money less than \$10.
Cross CurriculumEnglish

## Connected Geometry and Measurement, Level 3

### Pseudoscience

Connected Level 3, 2015
ContextCarrying out investigations into pseudoscientific claims.
MathematicsMeasurement: Calculating and comparing areas in cm2
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### Rising Seas

Connected Level 3, 2014
ContextExploring some practical implications of sea level changes.
MathematicsMeasurement: Measurement data over time is presented for discussion and comparison, within a meaningful context.
Cross CurriculumScience and Social Sciences.

### Rebuilding Christchurch with Amazing Ideas

Connected Level 3, 2014
ContextDesigning buildings as part of the Christchurch rebuild.
MathematicsGeometry: Exploring interlocking triangles, pentagons and hexagons in the process of making a cardboard geodesic dome.
Cross CurriculumTechnology and The Arts

### The Fish Highway

Connected Level 3, 2013: Food for Thought, p.23
ContextFish populations in Wellington’s storm water system.
MathematicsStatistical Literacy/Measurement: Fish scientist, Frances, undertakes snapshot surveys of fish populations. Her data inform the New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Building a Wharenui

Connected 2, 2011: Structure, p.10
ContextWhakairo, tukutuku panels and kōwhaiwhai patterns
MathematicsGeometry: The mathematics in a wharenui are highlighted in a study of the structural symmetry, reflections, rotations, and translations.
Cross CurriculumScience: Material World and Social Sciences

### More than a Box

Connected 2, 2011: Structure, p.20
ContextStructural beams and braces in buildings
MathematicsGeometry: The relationship between rectangles and triangles is explored.
Cross CurriculumScience: Material World

### Plants that Heal

Connected 2, 2010: Working with Nature, p.18
ContextExploring the medicinal properties of plants.
MathematicsNumber/Measurement: Readers follow a recipe to make natural ointment and calculate the profit from selling it.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Double, Double, Toilet Trouble

Connected 2, 2009, p.10
ContextInvestigating infectious organisms
MathematicsMeasurement: The measurements are given for bacteria can be discussed.
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### The Finishing Touch

Connected 2, 2007, p.27
ContextA mother and daughter are redecorating a rumpus room.
MathematicsNumber/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 CurriculumThe Arts and Technology

### The Big Race

Connected 2, 2006, p.28
ContextA grandfather shares the race results that led to his successful swimming career in his youth.
MathematicsNumber/Measurement: Distance, analogue and digital time, and speed can be explored using swimming race results.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### Time Zones

Connected 2, 2004, p.22
ContextA 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.
MathematicsMeasurement: Time zones are explained within the text and with reference to a model world globe.
Cross CurriculumSocial Sciences

### Hair, There, and Everywhere

Connected 2, 2003, p.2
ContextThis is an adaptation of the fictional story Rapunzel.
MathematicsNumber/Measurement: Problems are posed with reference to table that relates different hair lengths to their dollar values.
Cross CurriculumEnglish

### Make a Decorative Icosahedron

Connected 2, 2002, p.19
ContextPractical instructions are given for making a cardboard icosahedron.
MathematicsGeometry/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 CurriculumTechnology

### Flatland: A Journey into the World of Two Dimensions

Connected 2, 2002, p.28
ContextIn this fictional play, travellers go on a return journey from a three-dimensional world to one of two dimensions.
MathematicsGeometry: The differences between two-dimensional and three-dimensional shapes are explored within the context of this play.
Cross CurriculumEnglish

### Magic Muffins

Connected 2, 2001, p.3
ContextMrs Minty is making muffins.
MathematicsNumber/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 CurriculumSocial Sciences

### Samoan Siapo Patterns

Connected 2, 1999, p.28
ContextInstructions are given for making Samoan siapo patterns.
MathematicsGeometry: Reflection, rotational symmetry and translations can be explored in this task.
Cross CurriculumThe Arts

## Connected Statistics, Level 3

### Predicting Possibilities

Connected Level 3, 2019: Shifting Views
ContextReal world examples of predicting outcomes.
MathematicsStatistics: Investigating possible outcomes and comparing likelihoods.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Testing the Waters

Connected Level 3, 2017: Mahi Tahi
ContextTesting the health of waterways.
MathematicsStatistics: Interpreting data displays
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Totally Random?

Connected Level 3, 2016: Picture This
ContextDice games.
MathematicsStatistics: Investigating probability and randomness.
Cross CurriculumN/A

### Sleep Sleuths

Connected Level 3, 2015
ContextInvestigating the amount of sleep people need to keep healthy.
MathematicsStatistics: Designing an investigation, collecting and analyzing data, drawing conclusions, and asking more questions.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE

### Counting Kākahi

Connected Level 3, 2014
ContextCollecting and presenting data that show freshwater mussels (kākahi) are nearly disappearing from some NZ waterways.
MathematicsStatistics: Using statistics to inform ecological decisions.
Cross CurriculumScience

### You Can Count On It

Connected Level 3, 2013: Food for Thought, p.18
ContextAnalysing multivariate data to predict a sports result.
MathematicsStatistical 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 CurriculumHealth and PE

### The Fish Highway

Connected Level 3, 2013: Food for Thought, p.23
ContextFish populations in Wellington’s storm water system.
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: Fish scientist, Frances, undertakes snapshot surveys of fish populations. Her data inform the New Zealand Freshwater Fish Database./td>
Cross CurriculumScience: Living World

### Why Does It Always Rain on Me?

Connected Level 3, 2012: Watching the weather, p.21
ContextWeather
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: Students interpret the rainfall data, bar and line graphs, and are encouraged to look for patterns in Wellington’s weather.
Cross CurriculumScience: Physical World

### I Miss My Pet

Connected 2, 2006, p.3
ContextThe death of a pet leads to an investigation into the life expectancy of the pets belonging to students in one classroom.
MathematicsStatistical 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 CurriculumScience: Living World

### Getting the Green Light

Connected 2, 2001, p.10
ContextPublic planning organizations use statistics to help them make important decisions.
MathematicsStatistical 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 CurriculumSocial Sciences

### Tomato: Fruit or vegetable?

Connected 2, 2000, p.24
ContextThe characteristics of tomatoes are compared with other fruit and vegetables.
MathematicsStatistical Literacy: Category data are collected and displayed in a chart that informs the conclusion that a tomato is a fruit.
Cross CurriculumHealth and PE