Early level 4 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. Areas and volumes

Level Four
Geometry and Measurement
Units of Work
This unit is about finding the areas of triangles, and parallelograms, using what students already know about the areas of rectangle. Students will practice multiplication and division strategies as they calculate areas. The ideas are extended to finding the volumes of cuboids (rectangular prisms)
• Recognise that two identical triangles can be partitioned and joined to make a rectangle.
• Recognise that a triangle has half the area of a rectangle with the same base and height lengths.
• Apply the rule ‘area of triangle equals half base times height’.
• Connect the area of a parallelogram to... Equivalent Fractions

Level Four
Number and Algebra
Units of Work
In this unit we are exploring ways to find equivalent fractions. We use the concept of equivalent fractions to convert fractions to the benchmark fractions of halves, quarters, thirds, fifths and tenths. From these benchmark fractions it is easier to convert fractions to decimals and percentages. We...
• Explore and know equivalent fractions including halves, thirds, quarters, fifths, tenths and hundredths.
• Use equivalent fractions to convert fractions to decimals and percentages.
• Use equivalent fractions to order fractions with different denominators. Travel to school

Level Four
Statistics
Units of Work
In this unit students investigate methods of travel to school, using technology to produce data displays and investigate distributions.
• Pose investigative questions for statistical enquiry.
• Plan an investigation.
• Use spreadsheets to collate data.
• Use technology to display data.
• Discuss features of data display.
• Compare features of data distributions. Getting partial: Fractions of sets

Level Four
Number and Algebra
Units of Work
This unit develops the concept of a fraction as an operator, or multiplier, acting on an amount, e.g. two-thirds of 24. Using fraction multipliers to represent the relationship between different amounts is also explored.
• Find a unit and non-unit fraction of a set, e.g. two thirds of 24 (2/3×24).
• Use a fraction to represent the relationship between part of a set and the whole set.
• Recognise when the part-whole fractions of two different sized sets are equivalent, and when one fraction is greater than another.
• ... Marble Roll

Level Four
Statistics
Units of Work
In this practical unit students make ramps, roll marbles down them, record the distance the marble travels from different starting positions, graph these distances, predict other distances, and make statements based on the data they create.
• Construct a stable ramp to meet conditions.
• Follow and repeat a procedure to replicate exactly the same conditions (fair testing).
• Measure and record distances accurately.
• Graph the starting positions and distances travelled on scatter graphs.
• Talk about distinctive features of scatter...
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