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Patterns and number facts: Year 4 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 4 is for the topic of Patterns and number facts. Students recall and demonstrate mastery of multiplication facts to 10 x 10 with related division facts, and extend to working with larger numbers. They use number facts and flexible strategies with computation of number problems.

Additive strategies: Video and teaching guide

This video explores the use of computation strategies, rounding and estimation in real-world, additive situations. Use the video with the supporting teacher guide as a springboard to explore mathematical concepts. A range of strategies such as compensation and partitioning are demonstrated. Estimation and rounding are highlighted ...

Efficient strategies: Year 5 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 5 is for the topic of Efficient strategies. Students use efficient ways to multiply and divide numbers using increasingly sophisticated strategies. They develop flexible strategies to solve multiplication facts and related division facts and consolidate automatic recall. They identify and ...

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 ...

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.

Flying high

Students partition four-digit numbers into place-value parts.

Work sample Year 3 Mathematics: Ways to make 18

This work sample demonstrates evidence of student learning in relation to aspects of the achievement standards for Year 3 Mathematics. The primary purpose for the work sample is to demonstrate the standard, so the focus is on what is evident in the sample not how it was created. The sample is an authentic representation ...

Patterns and number facts: Year 3 – planning tool

This planning resource for Year 3 is for the topic of Patterns and number facts. Students extend and apply knowledge of number facts to 20 for addition and subtraction and extend to larger numbers. They demonstrate proficiency with multiplication facts for 3, 4, 5, and 10 and further develop their knowledge of related division ...

How many quads?

In this lesson students revise and extend fluency of recall of the 4× facts. Students develop proficiently in multiplying and dividing by four, understanding the patterns in multiples of four, and applying strategies for mental multiplication with an emphasis on visual and numerical pattern recognition.

Subtraction Year 3 & 4 - Calculate

This activity is designed to encourage students to develop and explain different strategies to solve subtraction problems.

Pass The Count - Calculate

This game allows students to practice their skip counting skills in small groups.

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. - ...

Subtraction Strategies - Calculate

This game gives students opportunities to practice subtraction skills and to learn subtraction strategies, including the jump strategy, the split (or partition) strategy, compensation and the count-up to strategy (sometimes called the Shopkeeper’s method).

Addition Strategies - Calculate

Regular practise of addition facts can help children build their confidence in maths.

Addition Year 3 - Calculate

This activity is designed to see if students are able to apply their addition strategies in order to find the total of their collection of cards. Often students will have a method for adding two numbers, but when asked to add a list of numbers they revert to less efficient methods.

Addition & Subtraction Year 2 - Calculate

The focus of this activity is to find out what students know about different addition strategies.

Park Ranger Problem Solving: An ‘Addition & Subtraction’ Rich Task for Years 3–4 - Calculate

The aim of this task is to provide a rich, contextual activity through which students can begin to explore the addition and subtraction of one- and two-digit of numbers in everyday contexts.

Estimation and Rounding - Calculate

These activities focus on developing skills in estimation and rounding. Estimation can help children to make reasonable guesses at solutions and check the accuracy of their calculations.

Mixed Up Maths, Ep 6: Maths saves lives

Can maths really help to save lives? In this clip we see some real life applications of mathematics. Some are about helping to save lives others are about how maths can be useful. What do Florence Nightingale and WHO, the World Health Organisation have in common?

Mixed Up Maths, Ep 1: Monumental measurement mess ups

Did you know that in Australia we use a metric system for measurement? See if you know the units of measurement for length, mass and volume. Find out what system the United States uses. You guessed it - they don't use the metric system! See how a mix up of these units can cause all kinds of mess ups.