# Early level 3 plan (term 3)

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. ## Te whānau taparau - the polygon family

Level Three
Geometry and Measurement
Units of Work
This unit examines the properties of polygons and how these are related. It also gives the names in both Māori and English.
• Investigate properties of symmetry in shapes.
• Investigate spatial features of shapes.
• Use both English and Te Reo Māori to describe different polygonal shapes. ## Productive thinking

Level Three
Number and Algebra
Units of Work
This unit explores situations that involve multiplication and division using equal sets and rates. Students learn to apply the properties of whole numbers under multiplication, to derive new answers for basic multiplication and division facts.
• Derive from basic multiplication facts to solve multiplication problems with equal sets and rates.
• Identify the factors and products in equations and explain the meaning of x and =.
• Apply multiplication to find the answers to division problems.
• Learn the basic multiplication facts. ## Boxing On

Level Three
Geometry and Measurement
Units of Work
This unit supports students to develop their ideas about capacity using standard units.
• Construct three-dimensional objects using cubic centimetres and state their capacity.
• Construct a model of one cubic metre. ## Food for thought: Using equations

Level Four
Number and Algebra
The purpose of this unit is to support students to represent number problems as equations, and to strategically choose the best operation to solve problems in context.
• Understand that an unknown amount or number can be represented with a symbol: a question mark, a shape or a letter.
• Recognise that to find the value of the missing number, you have to ‘undo’ what has been done to it.
• Write word problems of real-life situations and express these with equations... 