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Pearson Mathematics Level 4
Pearson Mathematics Level 4 is divided into two books, 4a and 4b. Students working at Level 4a have good additive strategies. Their knowledge of multiplication and division facts becomes fluent through the use of multiplicative strategies and developing proportional reasoning. Students’ understanding of the properties of number operations is extended into algebraic equations. Geometry & Measurement, and Statistics provide contexts for using number operations and algebra. Statistical thinking is developed using multivariate data and a range of data displays, including the use of technology. Mathematics is used to solve problems. This series of books provides real context for students to extend and use their mathematical knowledge.
Pearson Mathematics 4a Teachers’ Guide
The Teachers’ Guide provides the tools to plan a mathematics programme to meet the needs of all students. The book is divided into units of work with curriculum links and learning outcomes for each chapter in a unit. Teacher guidance is provided on how to use the pages in the pupil book. There are assessment tasks and a record sheet for tracking individual students’ progress are, as well as answers to all questions. Links to appropriate “Figure it Out” activities for each chapter are also included.
There is a very good philosophy behind the new Mathematics and Statistics curriculum. The aim of Pearson Mathematics is to bridge the gap between that document and classroom practice. The series emphasises real situations for using and applying mathematics. Two major features of these books are the mini projects and the challenges.
These are open-ended mathematical applications. Teachers need to be able to stand back and behave as facilitators rather than controllers. Children need to be allowed to make mistakes; trial and error is a recognised problem-solving strategy. Likewise the ability to communicate in mathematics is important and the mini projects allow for a variety of ways of communicating. They allow the children to apply their mathematical vocabulary, signs and symbols.
These are an added motivation for generally, but by no means exclusively, the more able students.
The Teacher's Guides are the centre of this series. They provide a framework and developmental structure to the teaching of mathematics. Each unit specifies particular Achievement Outcomes taken from the Mathematics and Statistics Curriculum. Each chapter has specific learning outcomes. They provide the teacher with some guidance on how to go about teaching specific objectives. The Guides may give suggestions on how to introduce a concept or provide ideas on how to extend or give further practice. A copy of each pupil’s page is included in the Teachers' Guide as an aid to planning specific activities.
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- Using Pearson Mathematics in the Classroom
- Sample Implementation Plan
- Book 4a Unit Overview
- Assessment Tasks and Assessment Criteria
Number & Algebra
Unit 1 Working with Whole Numbers
1 Addition and Subtraction
2 Multiplication and Division
3 Positive and Negative Numbers
4 Introducing Exponents
Unit 2 Working with Fractional Numbers
5 Fractions, Decimals and Percentages
6 Decimal Addition and Subtraction
7 Powers of Ten
8 Decimal Multiplication and Division
Unit 3 Understanding and Using Equations
9 Order of Operations
10 Finding the Rule
11 Using Spreadsheets
Geometry & Measurement
Unit 4 Geometric Properties
12 Constructing Geometric Shapes
13 Lines and Angles
Unit 5 Position and Orientation
14 Maps and Plans
Unit 6 Transformations
15 Reflective and Rotational Symmetry
Unit 7 Measurement
19 Capacity, Area and Volume
20 Measuring Time
Unit 8 Statistics and Probability
21 Finding and Interpreting Relationships
22 Statistical Investigations and Interpretations
- Assessments Record Card
- Links to Figure it Out
- Black Line Masters
Charlotte Wilkinson helps teachers develop exciting Maths programmes in their schools. She has an Honours degree specialising in the teaching of Primary Mathematics, combined with 20 years classroom experience, of which 7 years were at senior management level, followed by 4 years working with teachers on the Numeracy Project for the University of Waikato. She offers professional development and training in the teaching and learning of Primary Mathematics. Charlotte also designs and publishes Wilkie Way Numeracy Products.
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