Early level 3 plan (term 1)

Planning notes
This plan is a starting point for planning a mathematics and statistics teaching programme for a term. The resources listed cover about 50% of your teaching time. Further resources need to be added to meet the specific learning needs of your class, to support your local curriculum and to provide sufficient teaching for a full term.
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Level Three
Integrated
Units of Work
This unit is designed to engage your class for at least the first week of the school year. It provides you, their teacher, with opportunities for you to learn about their current level of achievement.
  • Use multiplication to solve rate problems, especially about units of time.
  • Use and calculate with metric units for mass and standard units of time.
  • Use scales to estimate distances and times.
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Level Three
Number and Algebra
This unit requires students to work with the number of ones, tens, hundreds and thousands in four-digit whole numbers.
  • Recognise the importance of zero as a place holder in whole numbers.
  • Recognise and apply understanding of the base ten system repeated naming pattern of thousands, hundreds, tens and ones.
  • Appreciate that tens are nested in hundreds and thousands and use that knowledge to rename whole numbers.
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Level Three
Geometry and Measurement
Units of Work
In this unit we use scale drawings to locate ourselves, and other people and objects, in the classroom and in the local community. We also introduce the compass as an instrument that can tell us in which direction we are facing.
  • Draw and interpret simple scale maps.
  • Use maps or plans to propose actions.
  • Understand the use of a compass to specify and find directions.
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Level Three
Number and Algebra
This unit explores situations that involve addition and subtraction of whole numbers. Students are expected to choose among a range of strategies, based on their understanding of place value.
  • Choose appropriately among strategies such as using standard place value, using tidy numbers with compensation, and equal adjustments to solve addition and subtraction problems with whole numbers.
  • Choose correct operations to solve joining, separating, and difference problems with whole numbers.
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Level Three
Integrated
Units of Work
This unit introduces students to combinations as a type of situation that multiplicative thinking can be applied to.
  • Use tree diagrams and two-way tables to find all the combinations for a simple pairing situation.
  • Use multiplication to count all the possible combinations (and permutations).
  • Use models of all the possible outcomes, and experimental results, to compare the chances of different outcomes.
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