Early level 4 plan (term 2)

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
Number and Algebra
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This unit supports students to understand the place value structure of decimals and to carry out addition and subtraction with decimal numbers to three places.
  • Understand that decimals are a kind of fraction.
  • Add and subtract decimals to three decimal places.
  • Find decimal values for fractions through practical modelling.
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Level Four
Geometry and Measurement
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This unit examines regular tessellations, that is, tessellations that can be made using only one type of regular polygon, and semi-regular tessellations, where more than one type of regular polygon is involved. Students are required to investigate what properties tessellating shapes must have in...
  • Create regular and semi-regular tessellations of the plane.
  • Demonstrate why a given tessellation will cover the plane.
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Level Four
Geometry and Measurement
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In this unit we apply our understanding of why tessellations work to form our own unique tessellating shapes. We use these shapes to create interesting pieces of art in the style of M.C. Escher, a famous Dutch artist.
  • Alter polygons to create unique shapes that tessellate.
  • Describe the reflection or rotational symmetry of a shape or tessellation.
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Level Four
Statistics
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In this unit students investigate the link between experimental estimates of probability and theoretical probability. They also learn about short run variability and independence/dependence of events.
  • Explore the theoretical and experimental probabilities of situations involving chance.
  • Recognise variability from theoretical expectations, especially with small numbers of trials.
  • Estimate and find the relative frequencies of events.
  • Distinguish between events and the outcomes that lead to...
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Level Four
Number and Algebra
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The unit is designed as a simple introduction to systems of linear equations. Students solve problems in which they meet two constraints to find a single solution. Both constraints can be expressed as linear equations.
  • Identify and find values for variables in context.
  • Identify linear relationships in context.
  • Represent linear relationships using tables, graphs and simple linear equations.
  • Draw strip diagrams to represent linear equations and ratios.
  • Solve problems in which two or more conditions must be...
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Level Four
Integrated
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This unit explores a variety of mathematics ideas in the context of Matariki. Matariki is a significant event in the New Zealand calendar and the Māori New Year is celebrated in many schools. Matariki is an opportunity to engage in activities such as storytelling, astronomy, song, dance, and visual...

Session One

  • Recognise the properties of a figure stay constant as the figure is rotated (turned).
  • Use compass directions to locate objects.
  • Represent the relationship between numeric variables using tables and graphs.

Session Two

  • Collect, sort and display multivariate data to find...
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