Year 5 week 1 (number knowledge and geometry)

This week we focus on improving your knowledge of number facts and your understanding of 2-D and 3-D shapes in geometry.

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


Day 1

Number facts activity

OR

Number facts e-ako

The aim of the number facts learning tools are to improve your recall of facts so that you can use them to solve problems. The tools work by first finding out the facts that you know and then teaching you facts that you don’t know.  

There are two tools. One builds addition and subtraction facts and one builds multiplication and division (times tables).  

We suggest that you start with the addition and subtraction tool and move to the multiplication one when you can answer all the addition and subtraction facts quickly.

  • 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.
  • If you know all of the facts then tomorrow move onto the multiplication and division tool.

Geometry e-ako

  • Go to the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Choose e-ako G3.10 (the first yellow button on the third row).
  • Work through pages 1-9.

Geometry activity


Day 2

Number facts activity

  • If you have multiplication 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.

OR

Number facts e-ako

  • Go back to the number facts learning tool you were using last time.
  • 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 select one of the games, below the tool, to play for 5 minutes.

Geometry e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako G3.10 on the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 10-15.

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Geometry activity


Day 3

Number facts activity

  • Go to the activity Division 2s, 5s and 10s - test yourself and follow the instructions for the variation.
  • Add the facts you don't yet know to the collection of multiplication facts you don't know.

OR

Number facts e-ako

  • Go back to the number facts learning tool you were using last time.
  • 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 select one of the games, below the tool, to play for 5 minutes.

Geometry e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako G3.10 on the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 16-21.

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Geometry activity

  • Go to the activity Shapes in life and follow the suggestions. This activity involves finding, describing and drawing shapes inside and around your home.  It can be continued in day 4.

Day 4

Number facts activity

  • If you have multiplication or division 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 Multiplication Loopy and follow the instructions. You may want to make your own set of cards for the facts you don't know.

OR

Number facts e-ako

  • Go back to the number facts learning tool you were using last time.
  • 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 select one of the games, below the tool, to play for 5 minutes.

Geometry e-ako

  • Go back to e-ako G3.10 on the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
  • Work through pages 17-26.

OR

Geometry activity

  • Go to the activity PostIt and work through activity 1.

Day 5

Number facts activity

  • Go to the activity Times Tables Practice. Read the instructions and challenge someone in your family to a game!

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Number facts e-ako

  • Go back to the learning tool you have been working on 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 e-ako

If you like, work through G3.10 on the geometry pathway again.  You do this by selecting “reset” instead of “start” on the pathway page. Please note that if you do this then all your answers are cleared and the e-ako is reset to zero points.

OR

Geometry activity

  • Go to the activity Cutting Corners.
  • Follow the instructions to complete the activity. Remember you could look in your recycling bin for cardboard.