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To Be Numerate …… Devonport Primary School Parent Information Evening

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Outline Problem Solving Activities How is Mathematics taught now? The New Zealand Numeracy Framework Helpful and practical ideas to support your child’s learning in mathematics.

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Time to Think!!!

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Number Strategies Subtraction There are 53 people on the bus. 29 people get off. How many people are now on the bus?

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Solution 53 – 29 = How did you work it out? What happened in your head? Share your different strategies with the people around you

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Make sense of these strategies “I use tidy numbers: 53 – 30 = 23 plus 1 = 24 I use balancing. 53 – 29 = 54 – 30 = 24 “I think of 53 -29 3 – 9 I can’t do so I borrow a ten. 13 – 9 = 4. 4 tens – 2 tens = 2. It’s 24 “I use an open number line!” 53 – 29 = 29 53 +20 +20+20 30 +3 +1 50 +1 I use place value “53 – 20 = 33. Minus another 9. Split the 9 into 3 and 6. 33- 3 = 30 – 6 = 24

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Number Strategies Multiplication There are 4 packets of biscuits with 24 cookies in each pack. How many cookies are there altogether?

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Solution 4 x 24 = How did you work it out? What happened in your head? Share your different strategies with the people around you. How else could this problem be solved?

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Make sense of these Strategies. “I used place value 4 x 20 = 80. And 4 x 4 = 16. 80 + 16 = 96 I used doubling and halving. Double 4 = 8, half 24 = 12. 8 x 12 = 96 “I think of 24 X4 4 x 4 = 16. Put down the 6 and carry the 1. 4 x 2 = 80 + another ten = 90 90+6 = 96 4 x 24 = “I use tidy numbers: I know 4 x 25 = 100. 100-(1x4) = 96. “I know 24 + 24 = 48. 48 + 48 = 96

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Numeracy Project Goal “to be numerate is to have the ability and inclination to use mathematics effectively – at home, at work and in the community” Published in Curriculum Update 45:

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Goals cont. developing multiple flexible thinking strategies mental and oral before written standard vertical forms Make decisions about the smartest strategy to use on any given problem. Challenge children to achieve and develop a positive attitude towards learning mathematics.

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Why? International results of TIMMS test in the 1990’s were concerning. Research had shown that children developed numeracy understandings through stages (not necessarily age- related).

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Developmental Stage Progression The New Zealand Number Framework

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Numeracy Stages Emergent One to One Counting Count from one on Materials Count from one by Imaging Advanced Counting Early Additive Part-Whole Advanced Additive Part-Whole Advanced Multiplicative Advanced Proportional Counting Strategies Non Counting Strategies

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The NZ Numeracy Framework Each Numeracy Stage highlights key knowledge and strategy that a child should know. Strong knowledge is essential for students to broaden their strategies across a full range of numbers. StrategyKnowledge Creates new knowledge through use Provides the foundation for strategies

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Knowledge and Strategy Knowledge – Number Identification, Number sequence and order, Grouping and place value, basic facts Strategy – Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fraction and Proportions

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How is maths taught differently now?

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Assessing what children know. Assess - where each child is at through oral interviewing and questioning Group according to a Childs strategy stage using the New Zealand Number Framework

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How can parents help? Developing a child’s knowledge is a key to their success and development in mathematics.

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Knowledge Building Counting (cars, shells on beach, pegs, run around the house, count backwards, start from different numbers etc.) Numbers before and after (Letter boxes, say a number, write a number down, keyboard numbers, using dice etc.) Identifying numbers ( Number plates, speed signs, how many km to go, cooking etc.) Ordering numbers (Mailbox, money, TV channels,ages etc. )

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Knowledge Building Knowing groups to ten (Using ten frames, using fingers, quinary sticks) Basic addition facts to ten (Buttons, ten frames, quinary sticks, fingers) Recalling Doubles (ten frames, fingers, quinary sticks) Quinary Sticks Ten frames

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The Reality? To become a Part-Whole thinker, children need automatic recall of … Facts to Ten Doubles Facts Ten and ….10 + 6 = 16 To Become a Multiplicative thinker children need to be able to recall the x tables

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Handouts – Website -links to www.nzmaths.co.nz and parent maths information

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Where to now? Wander around the stations that the teachers have set up to show you some examples of how numeracy is taught. Try some activities and games. Have fun! Ask questions.

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