Information about e-ako maths
What is e-ako maths?
- e-ako maths is a resource created to support students who are having difficulty developing a sound knowledge and understanding of place value, basic facts and fractions.
- e-ako maths is designed to complement and support your existing teaching programme and is not intended to be a stand alone tool for teaching these important concepts. The supporting resources linked below will help integrate e-ako maths into your class programme.
- Each student will have their own account so that they can explore the material at their own pace. Each account needs to have a unique username, but the accounts can share an email address so you could use a class email address if you wish.
- e-ako maths provides a pathway of interactive learning modules (e-ako) for students to work through. Students can choose from the available e-ako, with assessment e-ako restricting access to more difficult material.
- Each e-ako contains both teaching screens and interactive elements for students to complete. These interactive elements include matching tasks, multiple choice questions, and short answer questions.
How do I get started?
- To create an account for e-ako maths go to e-ako.nzmaths.co.nz/ and click on the "Register" link. Accounts are free to teachers and students within New Zealand.
What supporting resources are available?
e-ako for teachers: professional development (show).
These professional development e-ako are designed to develop teacher knowledge in three areas: content knowledge, pedogogical knowledge, and knowledge of how the student e-ako work.
- Place value PD e-ako 1: The language of place value and four important place value concepts.
- Place value PD e-ako 2: Progressions in place value and how to use the student e-ako.
- Fractions PD e-ako 1: Representations, contexts and language of fractions.
- Fractions PD e-ako 2: Key mathematical ideas about fractions.
- Fractions PD e-ako 3: Early teaching progressions and how students learn fractions.
- Fractions PD e-ako 4: Teaching progressions and how to use the student e-ako.
- Getting Started 1-4: Supports your preparation to teach mathematics in your year 1-4 classroom (for the first time).
- Getting Started 5-8:Supports your preparation to teach mathematics in your year 5-8 classroom (for the first time).
- Teaching basic facts: Supports you as you work with your students to understand basic facts.
- Teaching problem solving: Supports you as you develop problem solving in your classroom.
- Teaching students with special needs: Supports your teaching of students with special education needs and, in particular, those who are likely to learn within level one of The New Zealand Curriculum for most of their years at school.
Teaching units (show).
This collection of teaching units has been developed to support the learning in e-ako maths. The activities can either be used in the sequence presented, or as individual activities to support your own teaching ideas.
|Units to support place value e-ako||Supports student e-ako:|
|Level 1||Knowing five
Teen numbers (building with tens)
|Building with tens||PV 1 and 2|
|Level 2||Building with tens and hundreds||PV 3 and 4|
|Level 3||Place value with whole numbers and decimals||PV 5 to 8|
|Units to support fractions e-ako||Supports student e-ako:|
|Level 2||Fraction bits and parts||Fractions 1 and 2|
|Symbols and sets||Fractions 3 and 4|
|Ordering proper and improper fractions||Fractions 5 and 6|
|Level 3||Addition, subtraction and equivalent fractions||Fractions 7 to 9|
|Multiplying fractions||Fractions 10|
|Dividing fractions||Fractions 11|