The tasks in this section are intended:

- for students in years 9 and 10
- to complement similar class tasks
- to be a selection only of enjoyable learning opportunities for your child (and for you)
- to generate useful explanations and discussions between you and your child.

The tasks in this section are NOT:

- intended to be comprehensive in their coverage of all maths at year 9 and 10
- drill and practice exercises to learn basic facts.

These Year 6 tasks recognise that students:

- are mostly working at level 5 of the NZ Curriculum, growing in their understanding of number, algebra, geometry, measurement and statistics
- are all different, and some find parts of maths easier or harder than others
- are learning a range of approaches to solving problems that often involve several steps
- learn from and appreciate tasks presented in a variety of ways
- respond well to supportive questions from adults, such as, ‘What is the question asking you to do?’, or ‘What do you already know that might help you (solve the problem)?’
- enjoy exploring open tasks for which there can be a range of appropriate approaches and solutions

(accordingly, set answers are not included for a number of these tasks).

We suggest that you ask your child what they are learning in maths at school, and select a task from this menu.