Looking for ways to support students learning at home?
It is not necessary, or reasonable, to expect families to turn their home into a classroom. Many families may simply need suggestions for how they can engage with mathematics using everyday experiences and resources found around their home. Maths at our house provides some suggestions for this.
If you are looking for extra ways to support your child’s learning in maths, we have provided two types of weekly plans that include problems and activities, organised by school year levels:
- Weekly plans: Using online resources
Each of these plans has five sessions. Each session has activities using the resources here on nzmaths that should take about 45 minutes.
Feel free to pick and choose from the activities in these plans to support the learning programmes for your students. Be mindful that your students will be engaging in different ways and for different amounts of time as they learn from home.
Our weekly plans use e-ako maths, an online tool developed by the Ministry of Education. e-ako modules are more like classroom lessons than games, and therefore children may require some guidance to get the most out of these. The modules vary in length, so we have suggested ways to split them so they can be completed over several days. Number Facts is a learning tool on e-ako maths that finds out the number facts children know and teaches them the ones they don’t.
Getting started with e-ako maths
Instructions for setting up a class and adding your students
Instructions for families to create accounts
- Weekly plans: Using offline resources
These plans are designed to be printed and then completed offline over several days. Notes for whānau are included.
The activities include mathematical problems to solve, projects to work on, and number facts to practice. Some of the activities may require support from parents or whānau.
An information page for parents about the weekly plans is available at www.nzmaths.co.nz/learning-home.