„A journey of a thousand miles begins with a
single step‟
Lao-tzu Chinese Philosopher (604BC – 531BC)
Welcome to…
Maths Ev...
The purpose of the evening…
2. Ways for parents to support
maths learning at home and
out in the big wide world.
1. To rai...
Were you positive about
maths at school?
Are you positive about using
maths now?
What are the implications of
our attitude...
Children are like “Popcorn”
They all pop at different times!
The strands of the New Zealand
Mathematics Curriculum.
1. Number and Algebra.
2. Geometry and Measurement.
3. Statistics.
Number and Algebra.
Number – Knowledge.
2+2 (basic facts). 10 more than 32
Strategies.
How to work a problem out.
Round an...
Geometry:
Shapes, symmetry, direction,
translation, enlargement…
Measurement:
Time, money, length, distance
, speed…
Statistics:
Gathering and comparing
data, tally charts, graphs,
probability, talking about
results…
Stages in Numeracy:
Examples of thinking at each
stage for addition / subtraction
Children learn by…
Being actively involved.
Question… How? What? Where?
When? Who? Why? Which?
What makes you think that?
How do you know?
It’s not about the destination (i.e.
the answer) …the journey is
highly valued!
Two key questions to ask your children…
Ex...
Teachers: Maths is all around us!
Be the detective and find the
pattern – crack the code!
Facilitate and support children ...
Support children to ‘Have a Go’.
*Believe they can be successful in maths
*Think and question. (numbers)
*Be prepared to t...
Financial Literacy
The shopping game
Car cricket
Dice games
Board Games
Kitchen cooking
Digital Learning Tools
- Internet.
- Mathletics (achievements
monitored) – School funded
- Sharing learning (wikispaces)
-...
National Standards in
Mathematics
Resources to support your child at
home
Key feature to look out for: Based on the New Zealand Curriculum
Thanks everyone!
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  1. 1. „A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step‟ Lao-tzu Chinese Philosopher (604BC – 531BC) Welcome to… Maths Evening
  2. 2. The purpose of the evening… 2. Ways for parents to support maths learning at home and out in the big wide world. 1. To raise awareness of how teachers teach maths and how children learn maths.
  3. 3. Were you positive about maths at school? Are you positive about using maths now? What are the implications of our attitudes to maths for our children? Think about your maths background as a parent…
  4. 4. Children are like “Popcorn” They all pop at different times!
  5. 5. The strands of the New Zealand Mathematics Curriculum. 1. Number and Algebra. 2. Geometry and Measurement. 3. Statistics.
  6. 6. Number and Algebra. Number – Knowledge. 2+2 (basic facts). 10 more than 32 Strategies. How to work a problem out. Round and compensate. Most of scheduled maths time is spent on this strand.
  7. 7. Geometry: Shapes, symmetry, direction, translation, enlargement… Measurement: Time, money, length, distance , speed…
  8. 8. Statistics: Gathering and comparing data, tally charts, graphs, probability, talking about results…
  9. 9. Stages in Numeracy: Examples of thinking at each stage for addition / subtraction
  10. 10. Children learn by…
  11. 11. Being actively involved. Question… How? What? Where? When? Who? Why? Which? What makes you think that? How do you know?
  12. 12. It’s not about the destination (i.e. the answer) …the journey is highly valued! Two key questions to ask your children… Explain how you got that answer ? Is there another way you could work it out?
  13. 13. Teachers: Maths is all around us! Be the detective and find the pattern – crack the code! Facilitate and support children to put on their mathematical lenses. Integrate. Time for FUN!
  14. 14. Support children to ‘Have a Go’. *Believe they can be successful in maths *Think and question. (numbers) *Be prepared to take risks *Be problem solvers * Be positive about things mathematical * Be estimators
  15. 15. Financial Literacy The shopping game Car cricket Dice games Board Games Kitchen cooking
  16. 16. Digital Learning Tools - Internet. - Mathletics (achievements monitored) – School funded - Sharing learning (wikispaces) - Devices – tablets, ipads etc targeted apps - www.tahunaschool.school.nz
  17. 17. National Standards in Mathematics
  18. 18. Resources to support your child at home Key feature to look out for: Based on the New Zealand Curriculum
  19. 19. Thanks everyone!
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