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## Math Playground Makes Math Fun!

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## Transum

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## Practise Year 7 maths online

Welcome to IXL's year 7 maths page. Practise maths online with unlimited questions in more than 200 year 7 maths skills.

## Hit the Button

Hit the Button is an interactive maths game with quick fire questions on number bonds, times tables, doubling and halving, multiples, division facts and square numbers. The games which are against the clock challenge and develop a child's mental maths skills. Designed for 6 to 11 years olds, the activities can be matched to appropriate mathematical ability.

## Practise Year 8 maths online

Welcome to IXL's year 8 maths page. Practise maths online with unlimited questions in more than 200 year 8 maths skills.

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## Times Tables test

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**BASIC FACTS PRACTICE**

In **Year 7** students are expected to be achieving within
Level 4 of the curriculum. This means they will be achieving within Math Stage 7. Students working at this level
should be working towards gaining a full understanding of the following maths basic facts knowledge.

Students will...

- recall division basic facts up to the 10 timetable e.g. 72 divided by 8 or 56 divided by 7 etc
- know the fraction to decimal to percentage conversion for halves, thirds, quarters, fifths and tenths e.g 3/4 = 0.75 = 75%
- know divisibility rules for 2, 3, 5, 9 and 10 e.g 471 is divisible by 3 since 4+7+1 = 12.
- square numbers to 100 and the corresponding roots.
- identify factor of numbers to 100 including prime numbers e.g factors of 36 (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 36).
- common multiples of numbers to 10 e.g 35, 75 and 105 are common multiples of 7 and 5.

There is an exceptionally good basic facts website that you can use with your child to practice their basic facts knowledge at their level. You can also use this website to extend your students basic facts knowledge.

In **Year 8** students are expected to be achieving at the end of Level 4 of the curriculum. This means they will be achieving at the end
of Math Stage 7. Students working at this level will have a complete understanding of the following in
regard to their maths basic facts knowledge.

Students will...

- recall division basic facts up to the 10 timetable e.g. 72 divided by 8 or 56 divided by 7 etc
- know the fraction to decimal to percentage conversion for halves, thirds, quarters, fifths and tenths e.g 3/4 = 0.75 = 75%
- know divisibility rules for 2, 3, 5, 9 and 10 e.g 471 is divisible by 3 since 4+7+1 = 12.
- square numbers to 100 and the corresponding roots.
- identify factor of numbers to 100 including prime numbers e.g factors of 36 (1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 18, 36).
- common multiples of numbers to 10 e.g 35, 75 and 105 are common multiples of 7 and 5.

There is an exceptionally good basic facts website that you can use with your child to practice their basic facts knowledge at their level. You can also use this website to extend your students basic facts knowledge.

**TIPS FROM THE TEACHER**

**TIP 1:** Talk about sales in town – 25% off, 30%, 10%, half price. Look for the best value and make a game of calculating the savings on items
your child is interested in.

**TIP 2:** Budget pocket money and/or plan ahead to open a savings account. Talk about earning interest and investigate which bank account will
give them the best return for their money.

**TIP 3:** Guess how many times you use your cell phone a day/week/month and predict the cost. Work out the best price, pre-paid versus a plan.

**TIP 4:** Plan for a family event, like a dinner. What is the cheapest option – cooking at home or getting takeaways?Explore recipes and amounts
of food and costs within a budget when catering for larger numbers e.g school camp.

**TIP 7:** Find and connect numbers around your home and on family outings, e.g read the odometer on the car to see how many kilometres the car
can go on a tank of petrol. Get them to note how much it costs to refill, then work out how much it costs per kilometre

**TIP 10:** See if your child can calculate the chance of their favourite team winning a tournament. Investigate how many points they need and
work out what their competitors need as well.

**TIP 5: ** Talk about current prices for items that interest your child and investigate which store offers the best price,. Get them to
revise their times tables daily with you.

**TIP 8:** Talk about goals and plan ahead to budget for items for themselves or for others or do complicated number puzzles. Get your child to
work out the floor area of your home, sports stadium or whare nui – how many square metres is it?

**TIP 11: ** Get your child to make a present or gift for someone using a scrapbook, kōwhaiwhai, quilting, doing tivaevae, collage,
painting, carving, knitting, sewing or carpentry.

**TIP 6:** Use the internet and investigate which petrol supplier offers the best deal on petrol e.g 10 cents off a litre or
play board and card game that uses interesting strategies.

**TIP 9:** Get your child to plan what proportion of their own, or their brother’s and sister’s, time should be spent on tasks (like homework,
sleep, TV, sport, kapa haka) to make sure there’s time left for fun and family.

**TIP 12:** encourage them to play outdoor games such as skateboarding, frisbee, touch rugby, kilikiti, cricket, soccer, pétanque, netball.

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