# Plimmerton School

11 School Road
Plimmerton, Porirua 5026

PO Box 57146
Mana, Porirua 5247

04 233 8677
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Mathematics at Plimmerton School

Home Learning Support

Here are some ideas to support the learning of mathematics strategies for students in  years 1-8. These may be helpful for you to support your child at home. Most strategies have a learning goal, an example and a video.

Level 1 - Stages 1 - 4      (Generally Years 1 and 2)

 Stage Emergent I am learning to count forwards and backwards to 10Counting back from 10 Stage One: One-to-One Counting I am able to count or make a set of objects.One to one countingLearn to Count: Counting Using One to One CorrespondenceTeaching the One-to-One Counting Principle Stage Two: Counting from One on Materials I am able to solve simple addition and subtraction problems by counting all the objects, using materials.Example: 5 + 4 as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9.Addition - counting all from oneI am able to solve multiplication and division problems by counting one-to-one with the help of materials.Example: 2 x 6 as 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12Multiplication by counting objects - skip countingI am able to divide a set of objects into equal groups or a shape into equal parts using materials.How to Share Equally - Introduction to Division.Wholes, Quarters and halves Stage Three: Counting from One by Imaging I am able to count all of the objects in simple addition, subtraction and multiplication problems in my head.Example: “8 + 5 as, I counted in my head like this: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13”.Example: “4 x 2 = I counted in my head like this 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8” Stage 4: Advanced Counting (Counting On) I am able to count on from the biggest number to solve addition problems. Example: “8 + 5 = I thought of 8, and then 9, 10, 11, 12, 13”Counting on from the biggest numberCounting On SongAdding to 20 (Counting On)I am able to count back from the biggest number to solve subtraction problemsExample: 52 - 4 is  “I thought of 52, and then 51, 50, 49, 48I am able to solve addition and subtraction problems by counting in 10’s. Example: “13 + 40 is, I thought of 13 in my head, and counted 23, 33, 43, 53”I am able to skip count to solve simple multiplication problems.Example: “4 x 5 = 5, 10, 15, 20”Solve multiplication problems using skip countingSkip counting to solve multiplication and divisionI am able to divide a set of objects into equal groups or a shape into equal parts with or without materials.Example: “½ of 8”