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Shooting 3-pointers: Part 1

In this lesson students are guided through solving a problem using mathematical modelling. Students are guided through the process of formulating a problem that can be solved using a mathematical modelling approach. A professional sporting context allows students to engage in a common basketball scoring move: shooting ...


Find unknown values: Year 6 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 6 is for the topic of Find unknown values. Students find unknown quantities in numerical equations involving a combination of operations.


All operations: Year 8 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 8 is for the topic of All operations. Students use all four operations to solve problems with integers and rational numbers. They can use a range of written strategies and mental computation to demonstrate their understanding.


Piñata Party Tens (2-digit place value)

As a team, use your knowledge of tens and ones place values to help the goats release the treats from the piñata and have the GOAT party! Mathematical ideas and strategies this game supports: - Increasing and decreasing the value of 2-digit numbers. - Identifying the value of a digit based on its position in a numeral. - ...


Four operations: Year 6 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 6 is for the topic of Four operations. Students apply knowledge of place value to add and subtract decimals, using digital tools where appropriate. They further develop whole number multiplication and then strengthen their understanding of decimals by multiplying and dividing decimals and ...


Efficient strategies: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Efficient strategies. Students develop efficient strategies and use appropriate digital tools for solving problems involving addition and subtraction, and multiplication and division where there is no remainder. They choose and use estimation and rounding to check and ...


Volume and mathematical modelling video

Use this video as a springboard to explore volume of composite shapes, adjusting numbers to make calculations friendlier and draw on reasoning and mathematical modelling.


All operations: Year 7 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 7 is for the topic of All operations. Students use all operations with positive rational numbers and to choose the most appropriate and efficient approach when solving a variety of problems.


Shooting 3-pointers: Part 2

In this lesson, students conduct a statistical investigation, collecting and analysing data using percentages, and choosing efficient calculations and strategies. The investigation is communicated visually and verbally to the teacher and peers. Students reflect on feedback and consider revisions for the investigation.


First steps in mathematics: Number – Book 2

The content of this book is organised into topics including understanding operations, calculating, and reasoning about number patterns.


Operations: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of ideas that cover addition and subtraction of integers; multiplication and division of integers; the four operations with common and decimal fractions; and operation applications with percent, rate and ratio.


Smart shopping

Students compare and evaluate different shopping options.


Number: Foundation to Year 9

This comprehensive resource describes the progression of number-related ideas showing the relationship to other curriculum strands. The resource demonstrates examples of relevant teaching strategies, investigations, activity plans and connected concepts in number including teaching and cultural implications.


Multiples of five

When is a times table useful? Watch this video to see an example of when knowing a five times table comes in handy. Can you think of another example where knowing the times table could be useful?


Flow Chart

This resource is a web page containing a sample flow chart. The flow chart shows multiple pathways depending on the answer to questions identified as a decision (diamond shape). A printable resource is also available to support the task. This resource is an activity from the NRICH website.


Nine times table

Learning the times tables can be hard! Watch this neat trick to learn the nine times table using just your fingers. See if you can solve 9 times 6 using this trick.


Numbers Count: Multiply two numbers to get twenty!

Did you know that 5 times 4 equals 20? Did you also know that there are other numbers you can multiply to get to 20? See if you can come up with at least two other numbers.


reSolve: Algebra: Addition Chain

This sequence of lessons explores making algebraic generalisations of sequences. Students use spreadsheets to investigate potential arithmetic relationships and then use algebra to identify and justify which relationships are generally true. The task can be used as a springboard for an in-depth exploration of the Fibonacci ...


TIMES Module 9: Number and Algebra: multiplication of whole numbers - teacher guide

This is a 23-page guide for teachers. This module contains a description of suitable models for multiplication, a discussion of the types of problems that require multiplication for their solution, and mental and written strategies for multiplication. The use of the commutative, associative and distributive laws is described. ...


TIMES Module 15: Number and Algebra: the integers - teacher guide

This is a 24-page guide for teachers. The module introduces the integers, order of the integers and operations on the integers.