# Year 8: week 1 (number knowledge and geometry)

This week we focus on multiplication and division basic facts, and designing figures using reflection (flips), rotation (turns), translation (slides) and enlargement.

### Day 1

Number facts activity

• Go to the activity Multiplication - 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 multiplication and division 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 G4.10 (the first yellow button on the fourth row).
• Work through pages 1-6 which are about the symmetry of kōwhaiwhai patterns. When on page 5 create a glossary of the five patterns to help you through the e-ako.
• Explain to a family member about the symmetry of kōwhaiwhai patterns.

Geometry activity

• Go to the rich task Christchurch 74 and follow the instructions. What transformations did you use (reflection, rotation, translation)?

### 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.
• Go to the activity Common Multiple Challenge and follow the instructions.

OR

Number facts e-ako

• If you have facts to learn, spend some time learning them.
• Go to the number facts pathway in e-ako maths and play the “Number Facts” game “All Numbers” a few times.
• If you have no facts to learn, go to the number facts pathway in e-ako maths.
• Play the "Hundredths Frame" game “Making 1” a few times.

Geometry activity

• Go to the activity Kowhaiwhai, and follow the instructions.

Geometry e-ako

• Go back to e-ako G4.10 on the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
• Work through pages 11-14 which are about creating kōwhaiwhai patterns.

### Day 3

Number facts activity

• Go to the activity Division - 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

• If you have facts to learn, spend some time learning them.
• Ask a family member to test you. What facts have you learned so far?
• If you have no facts to learn, go to the number facts pathway in e-ako maths.
• Try to beat your score on the "Hundredths Frame" game “Making 1”.

Geometry e-ako

• Go back to e-ako G4.10 on the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
• Work through pages 15-20 which are about finding symmetry in kōwhaiwhai patterns.

Geometry activity

• Go to the activity I spy Symmetry.
• Look at Activity Two (Page 23). There are five kōwhaiwhai patterns.
• Print this copymaster if possible and complete Questions 1 and 2.
• Discuss with a family member how you found the repeating element in each pattern.

### 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 Common Factor Challenge and follow the instructions.

OR

Number facts e-ako

• If you have facts to learn, spend some time learning them.
• Ask a family member to test you. What facts have you learned so far?
• If you have no facts to learn, go to the number facts pathway in e-ako maths.
• Play the "Fraction Pairs" game  “Fractions to make 1”, “Fractions to make 2”, or “Improper Fractions to make 2” a few times.

Geometry e-ako

• Go back to e-ako G4.10 on the geometry pathway in e-ako maths.
• Work through pages 21-28, which are about enlargement.

Geometry activity

• Go to the rich task Reptiles.
• Complete the task, using squared paper draw shapes if you need to.
• What transformations (reflection, rotation and enlargement) do you use to arrange the four shapes.
• Discuss with a family member what you learned about Reptiles.

### Day 5

Number facts activity

OR

Number facts e-ako

• If you have facts to learn, go back to the multiplication and division 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 the “Number Facts” game.
• If you have no facts to learn, go to the number facts pathway in e-ako maths.
• Play the "Fraction Pairs" game  “Fractions to make 1”, “Fractions to make 2”, or “Improper Fractions to make 2” a few times.

Geometry activity

• Go to the activity Growing in water.