Year 4 week 1 (number knowledge and geometry)

This week we focus on addition and subtraction facts, and giving and following instructions to move around and locate things.

This page suggests activities for each day. Click to download a printable PDF to help keep track of progress.


Day 1

Number facts activity

  • Go to the activity Addition to 20 - test yourself and follow the instructions for the variation.
  • Keep the pile of facts you don't yet know somewhere safe.

OR

Number facts e-ako

  • Go to the number facts pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Choose the addition and subtraction learning tool.
  • Click “Check all facts” and answer the questions. The green ticks show the facts you know.

Geometry e-ako

  • Go to the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Choose e-ako G2.40 (the fourth yellow button on the second row).
  • Work through pages 1-7.

Geometry activity

  • Go to Google Maps
  • Type in your address and find your house on the big map of New Zealand.
  • What other places that you go to can you find on the map? Your school? Your friend’s house? The supermarket?

Day 2

Number facts activity

  • If you have addition facts in your learning pile from Day 1, select 2-3 new facts to practice today.  
  • Ask a family member to test you and if you know them you can move them to your known facts pile.
  • Go to the activity Rock, Scissors, Paper and follow the instructions.

OR

Number facts e-ako

  • Go back to the addition and subtraction learning tool.
  • Click “Learn a new fact” and complete the mini lesson. Do this three times.
  • Click “Check recent facts” and answer the questions.
  • Return to the number facts pathway and play the “Tens Frames” game “Making 20” a few times.

Geometry e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako G2.40 on the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 8-9.

Geometry activity

  • Go to the activity Sam’s map and answer the questions. 

Day 3

Number facts activity

  • Go to the activity Subtraction to 20 - test yourself and follow the instructions for the variation.
  • Add the facts you don't yet know to the collection of addition facts you don't know.

OR

Number facts e-ako

  • Go back to the addition and subtraction learning tool.
  • Click “Learn a new fact” and complete the mini lesson. Do this three times.
  • Click “Check recent facts” and answer the questions.
  • Return to the number facts pathway and play the “Number facts” game “Within 20” a few times.

Geometry e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako G2.40 on the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 10-13.

Problem solving activity

  • Go to the problem Blindfolds.
  • Can you solve the problem? You could try following the instructions or drawing a diagram to work out. 
  • Can you make instructions for Charlie to follow to “walk another shape”?

Day 4

Number facts activity

  • If you have addition or subtraction facts in your learning pile, select 2-3 new facts to practice today.  
  • Ask a family member to test you and if you know them you can move them to your known facts pile.
  • Go to the activity Addition bingo and follow the instructions.  

OR

Number facts e-ako

  • Go back to the addition and subtraction learning tool.
  • Click “Learn a new fact” and complete the mini lesson. Do this three times.
  • Click “Check recent facts” and answer the questions.
  • Return to the number facts pathway and play the “Number pairs” game “Make 20” a few times.

Geometry e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako G2.40 on the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 13-24.

Geometry activity

  • Go to the activity Where am I? and complete the activity.

Day 5

Number facts activity

OR

Number facts e-ako

  • Go back to the addition and subtraction learning tool and “Check all facts” again. Hopefully you’ve got more green ticks now.
  • Return to the number facts pathway and try to beat your score on one or more of the games you’ve played.

Geometry activity

  • Use paper and pencils to draw a map of one (or more) of the rooms in your house.
  • Start by drawing the outside of the room, then add symbols to show the furniture. 
  • Make a key to explain the symbols you have used.