Welcome to the English medium literacy instructional series teaching and learning resources for years 1 to 8.
- Mathematics and Statistics
- The Arts
- Geometry and Measurement
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A Mugging in Maths
by Cassandra Tse, illustrations by Josh Morgan
This classroom mystery is solved by Ruby, a student who loves detective novels and who has honed her skills through reading. The author delights in mysteries and plays – and works both forms to their advantage.
The Bat That Walks on the Ground
by Marlene Bennetts
Who knew that a bat could scuttle across on the ground like a mouse? This short article explains that, like the kiwi, bats didn’t need to escape predators before people arrived in New Zealand. The lesser short-tailed bats are able to fly, but they are in danger because of their reduced habitat and the introduction of predators.
Captain Cook Charting Our Islands
This article describes Captain Cook’s first visit to New Zealand where he charted the coastline. It focuses on Cook’s abilities as a skilled maker of charts and maps rather than as a great explorer. It also examines the maths involved in Cook’s chart making (a perfect, real-life example of maths in everyday life).