Kia ora and welcome to our Pukeko Nest Maths Page. This page has been created to give you a clear understanding of the maths learning in our hub, and also to enable you to reinforce your child's learning at home. The online game suggestions at the end of the page are not used in class, however they are great games to use at home with your child.
Your child will be set up with a Maths Buddy account and you will receive a login and password - Click here for the website link. They will be set a number of tasks to complete at home over the term. These are not compulsory and at this age the children are often very tired, so please do not feel you need to push their extended learning. Let your child lead, if they are keen to continue their learning at home these tasks will support your child's maths knowledge. The format of these is a video tutorial, and they have questions to ask. Initially they will need help from you to log in and and complete the tasks before they are fully independent using it. Please use materials at home to support your child's learning should they need it. These would be anything your child can touch and count - LEGO works great for this.
The benchmark expectation through government National Standards is that a child will be achieving at early level 1 in Mathematics and Statistics by the end of 12 months at school. All levels are split into sub-levels of b (beginner), p (proficient), and a (advanced).
New Entrant (first 6 months) children will typically start at stage 1bi (b=beginner), and work through stages 1bii and 1biii. However, we know all children are different and learn at different rates. Our maths programme differentiates learning to cater for all children's abilities, so be assured your child will be learning at their correct instructional level.
Your child may come home talking about WALT, no Walt is not a class pet, but how we communicate what the learning is with the children. It stands for We Are Learning To.
For your information, these are the WALTs 1bi, 1bii, and 1biii.
|Click here to watch a video from NZ Maths on how you can help your child with maths at home.|
Videos we show in class:
Apps we use on the iPads:
Great Online Maths Games
|Number Knowledge - 10s Frame|