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Interactive PD modules

This collection of interactive professional development modules (e-ako) have been developed to support your teaching in a range of areas.

We recommend that New Zealand teachers access these modules through their e-ako maths account. This will allow you to return to partially completed modules, and track your progress through the content. Information on adding the PLD pathways to your e-ako maths account is available at the bottom of the information about e-ako page.

Each e-ako contains both teaching screens and interactive elements to complete. These interactive elements include matching tasks, multiple choice questions, and short answer questions.

Supports you in using e-ako maths as part of your PLD.
Supports your preparation to teach mathematics in your year 1-4 classroom (for the first time).  
Supports your preparation to teach mathematics in your year 5-8 classroom (for the first time). 
Supports teacher aides working with students on maths.
Supports you in identifying mathematically gifted and talented students.
Supports you in meeting the educational needs of mathematically gifted and talented students.
Supports you as you work with your students to understand basic facts.
Supports you as you develop problem solving in your classroom. 
Supports your teaching of students with special education needs and, in particular, those who are likely to learn within level one of The New Zealand Curriculum for most of their years at school.
Supports you in maximising student learning when students are not working directly with you.
Supports you in creating more worthwhile maths tasks to engage your students.
An introduction to key ideas about Mathematical Inquiry Communities


The following e-ako have been developed to specifically support the implementation of e-ako maths with students. The information in the e-ako is also suitable for teachers whose students do not use e-ako maths. Click for more information about e-ako maths.

Place value
The language of place value and four important place value concepts.
Progressions in place value and how to use the student e-ako.
Fractions
Representations, contexts and language of fractions.
Key mathematical ideas about fractions.
Early teaching progressions and how students learn fractions.
Teaching progressions and how to use the student e-ako.
Algebra
Introduction to algebraic thinking.
Numerals, addition and subtraction.
Exploring equality.
Recording ideas, including inequalities.
Relationships between operations.
Balancing equations and using unknowns.
Progressions in learning.
Repeating patterns.
Number patterns.
Sequential patterns.
Relationship graphs.
Relational thinking.
Geometry
Shape.
Position and orientation.
Transformation.
Measurement
Introduction to measurement.
Comparing attributes.
Non-standard units.
Standard units.
Measurement connections.
Measurement applications.