Helping out

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Year level 3-4 Enterprise Parents Fundraising Sustainability Mathematics English Humanities and Social Sciences (HASS)

Launch digiactivity

Students engage with budgeting, currency conversion, scams and online security by running a fundraising event to save a creature from extinction.

This digiactivity can be used by individual students or in pairs on computers or tablets.

Curriculum alignment

Year 3

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Number and place value
    • Recognise and explain the connection between addition and subtraction (ACMNA054)
    • Recall addition facts for single-digit numbers and related subtraction facts to develop increasingly efficient mental strategies for computation (ACMNA055)
    • Recall multiplication facts of two, three, five and ten and related division facts (ACMNA056)
    • Represent and solve problems involving multiplication using efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies (ACMNA057)
  • Sub-strand: Money and financial mathematics
    • Represent money values in multiple ways and count the change required for simple transactions to the nearest five cents (ACMNA059)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Language

  • Sub-strand: Text structure and organisation
    • Identify the features of online texts that enhance navigation (ACELA1790)

Strand: Literacy

  • Sub-strand: Interpreting, analysing and evaluation
    • Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on a growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features (ACELY1680)

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Inquiry and Skills

  • Sub-strand: Analysing
    • Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions (ACHASSI056)
  • Sub-strand: Evaluating and reflecting
    • Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data (ACHASSI058)
    • Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions (ACHASSI060)

Year 4

Learning area: Mathematics

Content descriptions

Strand: Number and Algebra

  • Sub-strand: Number and place value
    • Recall multiplication facts up to 10 x 10 and related division facts (ACMNA075)
    • Develop efficient mental and written strategies, and use appropriate digital technologies for multiplication and for division where there is no remainder (ACMNA076)
  • Sub-strand: Money and financial mathematics
    • Solve problems involving purchases and the calculation of change to the nearest five cents with and without digital technologies (ACMNA080)

Learning area: English

Content descriptions

Strand: Language

  • Sub-strand: Text structure and organisation
    • Identify features of online texts that enhance readability including text, navigation, links, graphics and layout (ACELA1793)

Strand: Literacy

  • Sub-strand: Interpreting, analysing and evaluation
    • Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning to expand content knowledge, integrating and linking ideas and analysing and evaluating texts (ACELY1692)

Learning area: HASS

Content descriptions

Strand: Inquiry and Skills

  • Sub-strand: Analysing
    • Examine information to identify different points of view and distinguish facts from opinions (ACHASSI077)
  • Sub-strand: Evaluating and reflecting
    • Draw simple conclusions based on analysis of information and data (ACHASSI079)
    • Reflect on learning to propose actions in response to an issue or challenge and consider possible effects of proposed actions (ACHASSI081)

General capabilities

Level 3: Typically, by the end of Year 4, students:

  • Literacy:
    • navigate, read and view different types of texts with illustrations and more detailed graphics
    • interpret literal information and make inferences to expand topic knowledge using comprehension strategies
    • use growing knowledge of the structure and features of learning area texts to comprehend and compose an increasing number and range of texts
  • Numeracy
    • estimate a solution to a problem and then check the solution by recalling addition, subtraction, multiplication and division facts
    • estimate the change from simple purchases
    • solve problems using equivalent fractions for tenths, hundredths, 1-place and 2-place decimals
  • Critical and Creative Thinking
    • identify and apply appropriate reasoning and thinking strategies for particular outcomes
    • draw on prior knowledge and use evidence when choosing a course of action or drawing a conclusion