The mathematics programme is made up of two main areas. These are numeracy teaching and strand teaching.
Children are grouped depending on their number knowledge level and strategies they know. It is important that children have sound number knowledge in order for them to learn different strategies. Children learn strategies to solve addition and subtraction problems, multiplication and division problems, and proportions and ratio problems.
If you would like to know more about the strategies your child is currently learning, please don't hesitate to come in. Some of the strategies the children learn are also attached to this page in a link to the right.
Children are taught knowledge and skills in four main areas. These are statistical investigations, literacy and probability, measurement, geometry, and algebra. The strand focus for the term is chosen based on other areas that are being taught.
The focus for this term is geometry (position and orientation, transformations).
It is asked that children practice the basic facts given to them in their homework books on a nightly basis. This develops their number knowledge which in turn makes it easier to learn key strategies in class. Each child is also registered on Mathletics. It is encouraged that children go on this at least a couple of times per week to achieve their weekly goal of 1000 points. Their Mathletics user name and password is pasted in the back of their homework books. Children can also practice their basic facts using the nzmaths website. A link for this website along with others is placed at the top right of this page. The user name and password for the nzmaths website is the same as it is for Mathletics (minus and hyphens).