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# Connected Number and Algebra

## Connected Number and Algebra, Level 3

### Busy Bees

Connected Level 2, 2012: The Buzz of Bees, p.9
Context Honey bees
Mathematics Number: Students calculate honey-producing rates of, and distances travelled by, honey bees.
Cross Curriculum Science: Living World

### Living with a Volcano

Connected 1, 2011: Rūaumoko Rages, p.28
Context Volcanoes
Mathematics Number: The number of passengers grounded at Heathrow Airport, as a result of a volcanic eruption in Iceland, is calculated from data.
Cross Curriculum Science: Physical World

### Finding Friday

Connected 1, 2007, p.26
Context A classroom is kept tidy by sorting and counting classroom materials.
Mathematics Number: Stage 5 number strategies are applied to practical classroom tasks.
Cross Curriculum Key competencies

### Multiplication Monday

Connected 1, 2004, p.2
Context Students look for number patterns about them in the school grounds and the classroom.
Mathematics Number: A connection is developed between skip counting and multiplication.
Cross Curriculum N/A

### A Bird’s breakfast

Connected 1, 2004, p.8
Context Fictional birds are catching worms and sharing worm segments fairly.
Mathematics Number: 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 Curriculum Science: Living World

### The Monster Birthday Party

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

### Out of Step

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

### Baby Maths

Connected 1, 2001, p.12
Context A short poem tells about a baby’s body.
Mathematics Number/Geometry: The numbers in the poem highlight the body’s symmetry.
Cross Curriculum English

### Snails

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

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

Connected 1, 2000, p.28
Context A teacher has a leap year birthday.
Mathematics Number/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 Curriculum Social Sciences

### Numbers, Numbers Everywhere

Connected 1, 2000, p.30
Context Numbers are found in many real life situations.
Mathematics Number: Readers are encouraged to recognize where we find numbers in our daily lives and how they help us.
Cross Curriculum Social Sciences

### Eggs in the Nest

Connected 1, 1999, p.8
Context A game for two players
Mathematics Number: Single digit subtraction strategies are investigated.
Cross Curriculum N/A

### My Amazing Plant

Connected 1, 1999, p.9
Context A plant is growing quickly in a glasshouse.
Mathematics Number: Doubling and halving are investigated.
Cross Curriculum Science: Living World

### Racehorse Rhyme

Connected 1, 1999, p.29
Context A rhyme, a riddle and a joke.
Mathematics Number: This is a play on single digit number words.
Cross Curriculum English

### Patterns

Connected 1, 1999, p.30
Context Photographs of patterns made with physical objects.
Mathematics Algebra: Pattern attributes of size, shape and colour are identified and recorded on a chart.
Cross Curriculum N/A

### A Number Grid Game

Connected 1, 1998, p.26
Context A Number Grid Game
Mathematics Number: This game involves the consecutive addition of 21 single digit numbers.
Cross Curriculum N/A

## Connected Number and Algebra, Level 3

### Plants that Heal

Connected 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 Touch

Connected 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 Race

Connected 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 Puzzler

Connected 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 personalities

Connected 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 Everywhere

Connected 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 Muffins

Connected 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 Hospital

Connected 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

Connected 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 Magic

Connected 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 Machine

Connected 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 Frogs

Connected 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 Game

Connected 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 Coins

Connected 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 Lemons

Connected 2, 1998, p.20
Context A story about selling lemons
Mathematics Number: Working with amounts of money less than \$10.
Cross Curriculum English

## Connected Number and Algebra, Level 4

### Back to the Drawing Board

Connected 3, 2007, p.2
Context Perspective drawing
Mathematics Number/Measurement/Geometry: Single-point perspective, the relationship between perspective and ratio, and two-point perspective are explored, requiring the application of a broad range of stage 7 and 8 strategies involving fractions, proportions and ratios.
Cross Curriculum The Arts

### Kynan’s Positive and Negative Adventures

Connected 3, 2006, p.26
Context A student manages the practicalities and finances associated with starting up and running his own holiday pet care business.
Mathematics Number/Financial Literacy: Problems involving positive and negative numbers are solved with the help of red and black bean counters.
Cross Curriculum Social Sciences

### Who Wants to Be a Billionaire?

Connected 3, 2003, p.18
Context A play in which a fictional factory has invented machines for counting Hundreds and Thousands (confectionary).
Mathematics Number: Place value and the relationships between very large numbers can be further explored using the play as a springboard for discussion.
Cross Curriculum N/A

### Shrinking the Solar System

Connected 3, 2003, p.22
Context The journey of the Cassini space probe prompts a Wellington school to make an outdoor scale model of the solar system.
Mathematics Number/Measurement: Calculations are made to systematically scale down very large kilometre distances and to make scale models of the planets.
Cross Curriculum Science: Planet Earth and Beyond

### The Chain Goes On

Connected 3, 2001, p.30
Context A girl receives a chain letter.
Mathematics Number/Algebra: The likelihood of the chain letter recipient receiving a specified amount of money is demonstrated with a tree diagram, and calculated using exponents.
Cross Curriculum English

### Alien Computer

Connected 3, 1999, p.18
Context A play in which a class of students work out how an alien computer functions.
Mathematics Algebra: A function machine generates number patterns for which rules must be stated.
Cross Curriculum English

### What’s the Score?

Connected 3, 1999, p.32
Context Points scored by teams in rugby games.
Mathematics Number: Three problems are posed exploring multiple combinations of single digit amounts.
Cross Curriculum Health and PE