Early level 4 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 Four
Integrated
Units of Work
This unit is designed to engage your class for at least the first week of the school year. It provides students an opportunity to work collaboratively and independently on challenging mathematical tasks. It also provides you, their teacher, with opportunities for you to learn about their current...
  • Find whether a given whole number is prime or non-prime (composite) and whether the number is a multiple of three.
  • Use exponents, square roots, factorials and place value to write expressions for whole numbers.
  • Represent category data using bar charts and interpret those charts.
  • Calculate...
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Level Four
Number and Algebra
Units of Work
This unit introduces the fact that fractions come from equi-partitioning of one whole. So the size of a given length can only be determined with reference to one. Usually the one must be defined in context.
  • Name the fraction for a given Cuisenaire rod with reference to one (whole).
  • Give the relationship between one Cuisenaire Rod and another, especially when one rod is a fraction of the other.
  • Add and subtract fractions by expressing fractions as equivalents with the same denominator.
  • Order...
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Level Four
Geometry and Measurement
Units of Work
In this unit we use thermometers to investigate questions about temperature. We explore questions relating to cooling patterns, the effect of location on temperature, and the results of mixing of water with different temperatures
  • Use thermometers to measure temperature in degrees Celsius.
  • Investigate factors that influence temperatures.
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Level Four
Number and Algebra
Units of Work
This unit develops students’ recognition of pattern (consistency) in equations involving multiplication and division with whole numbers.
  • Describe and represent the commutative property of multiplication by attending to multiplication as repeated addition.
  • Describe and represent the distributive property of multiplication by attending to place value, and multiplication as repeated addition.
  • Recognise that multiplication and...
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Level Four
Statistics
Units of Work
In this unit the students will collect statistical data about their own class and school and learn how to compare it to data from students from CensusAtSchool.
  • Plan a statistical investigation.
  • Use technology to display and analyse data.
  • Discuss features of data displays.
  • Compare features of data distributions.
  • Communicate findings.
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