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In the learning activity, ‘An Absorbing Challenge’ the challenge is to use measurements of area to make judgements about the relative absorbency of paper towels. Students need to estimate the area of water blots on towels and give reasons for determining which paper towel is the best absorber. An answer sheet is provided and includes …More

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The learning activity, ‘Breaking Records’ provides a fun learning activity for students to do alone or with others. They need to find out how many times they can repeat a simple task, such as joining paper clips, in one minute. They use their own results to estimate a possible world record for each task. An …More

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In the learning activity, ‘Cooking Time’ students are presented with three different problems that involve cooking. They need to use different time calculations to solve each problem. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

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In the learning activity, ‘Cuboid Construction’ four children make different cuboid shapes with up to 36 multilink cubes each. Students check the number of cubes each child used then draw some other shapes that could be made with cubes. They use these examples to explore the volume of rectangular prisms. An answer sheet is provided …More

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The hands-on activity, ‘Cut It Out’ gives students grid paper and instructions to help them explore the capacity (volume) of rectangular prisms. By making their own cut-and-folded open box, students can count and check by calculations, the volume of cuboid shapes. They can record their findings on the learning activity. An answer sheet is provided …More

Maths and Technology
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In the maths activity, ‘Docked!’ students play a board game to collect and drop off a bicycle in a city. By using two dice to play the game, students need to use probability and make predictions. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful …More

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The activity, ‘Faceprints’ explains how facial measurements are used to identify individuals, for example in airport screening systems. Students can make measurements of their own faces and compare the results. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting …More

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The hands-on activity, ‘Fill Them Up’ shows how students can use a variety of different containers to estimate and compare the capacity of the containers. The activity can be done indoors or outside and would be suitable for work individually, in groups or with the whole-class. Students complete the learning activity to record and compare …More

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The maths activity, ‘Function Confusion’ provides some practical examples for students explore how they can use their calculators to perform complex operations quickly. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. The teaching notes explain the importance …More

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Going Global’ provides activities to support students’ understanding of how GPS works. They can also use latitude and longitude co-ordinates to help locate a mystery object. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. An answer sheet …More

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In the learning activity, ‘Going the Distance’ Tui wans to find out how far she needs to travel to visit all her friends. Students measure a scale drawing to work out the distances between towns, then use addition to calculate the distances Tui must travel. Students pose further questions for classmates about the distances on …More

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In the learning activity, ‘Growth Industry’ students use scale drawings to calculate the most economical way of building different sized greenhouses. They use a grid to support their thinking and give reasons for their answers. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Number
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Sports and swimming create number problems in this learning activity, ‘How Many?’. Students need to apply their knowledge of fractions to solve the problems. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

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In the learning activity, ‘Mini Mass’, students learn how to weigh small items by finding an average mass. They use measuring scales and a variety of objects and record their results on the learning activity. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

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In the learning activity, ‘Monster Measure’ students must use a scale drawing to calculate the actual size of a monster. They then make a scale drawing of their own monster and pose measurement questions for classmates. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

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The learning activity, ‘Network Nightmare’ poses the problem of using cabling to link up computers across a school. Students solve the network problem, then use a similar process to find the cost of networking in their own school or building. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and …More

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In the learning activity, ‘On Time’ students help Sonja the Spy complete her mission by changing digital times into analogue times. This fun activity gives students practice in using both time systems. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Maths and Technology
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In the maths activity, ‘Pedal Power’ students play a board game to collect a bicycle and travel around a city. By using two dice to play the game, students need to use probability and make predictions. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful …More

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The hands-on activity, ‘Rainy Day Delight’ shows students how to make and use a rain gauge. They need to mark their gauges accurately to measure the amount of rain (or flow from a sprinkler) over a period of time. This activity can be done by individuals or groups, at school or as a fun homework …More

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The learning activity, ‘School Sculpture’ poses the problem of locating a variety of school buildings on a site. Students cut out and place scaled drawings of buildings onto paper to create their own school design. The answer sheet includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

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How many marbles can a paper boat hold? The hands-on activity ‘Solve It or Sink It’ shows students how to make a paper boat then test its carrying capacity by loading it with marbles. Students record their findings on the learning activity. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting …More

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A patchwork quilt is the feature of the learning activity, ‘Tīvaevae Karakara’. Students need to use measurement to work out the number of cloth squares required to make the quilt which has a border and a flower design. They can then use a grid to design their own quilt pattern. An answer sheet is provided …More

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Talking Technology’ is a learning activity that will engage students in finding out just how quickly the world of ICT is changing. Students interpret graphs to make statements and predictions about the use of telecommunications. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background …More

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Techno Africa’ is a learning activity that engages students in understanding why cellphone usage has risen dramatically in Africa, and how this usage is helping people. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. An answer sheet …More

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The learning activity, ‘Three Chairs’ recalls the story of Goldilocks and asks students to identify a way to find the best chair for their body size. It gives students an opportunity to use length measurements in a problem solving context. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and …More

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The maths activity, ‘Transport Trends’ gives students data to interpret how people use transport. They can then conduct a survey to collect data and make comparisons themselves. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. An answer …More

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How would you describe a familiar object? In the learning activity and learning activity, ‘Wanted!’ students close their eyes as they try to describe the size, shape and colour of a whiteboard cleaner. They then use the description sheet to describe other objects, using the same properties. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching …More

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The learning activity, ‘Weighty Words’ involves moving cartons of books from a library. Students can complete the learning activity by engaging in a learning activity to find the weight (mass) of different books in their classroom. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Maths and Technology
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The intriguing learning activity, ‘Working with Wool’ uses the real-life context of sheep farming to enable students to practise calculating measurements using multiplication and division. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions for supporting learning. An answer sheet is …More

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The learning activity, ‘Would Wood Fit?’ includes a learning activity that helps students understand the size, volume and concept of a cubic measure. As well as making a cube, they answer questions by estimating and testing the capacity of various cuboid shapes – including a tree. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes …More

Basic Facts
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There are two activities in ’31 or None’. The first is a learning activity based on an ancient Chinese game. It allows students to practise the four operations. The second activity poses a doubling problem. The accompanying answers and teaching notes include suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Basic Facts
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In this learning activity, ‘A Sticky Problem’, Rachel has made 40 pieces of fudge to raise funds for her school. Students must use basic multiplication and division facts to solve a series of problems about the fudge. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Adding and Subtracting Money’ allows for practice counting money and making change. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Word Problems: Addition and Subtraction’ allows for practice solving addition and subtraction word problems. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Addition in Pictures and Words’ allows for practice adding objects. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Algebra
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Using a practical carpet tiling problem the learning activity ‘All Square’ challenges students to find ways of calculating numbers of tiles by using multiplication instead of addition. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Algebra
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The learning activity, ‘Animal Antics’ supports the exploration of triangular numbers and their special properties. Using two fun activities, students identify the way triangular number sequences can be formed. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Appropriateness of Estimation’ explores the application of estimations and exact answers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Algebra
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The learning activity, ‘Biscuit Binge’ asks students to use different ways of representing patterns of numbers in a fun context. They use graphs and charts to record variable numbers of biscuits eaten by a greedy boy over periods of time. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning …More

Algebra
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Bits and Pieces’ is a learning activity that contains an interesting learning activity. As they identify the sequential patterns of folds and creases in a strip of paper, students are able to explore the sequences found in the pages of books. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting …More

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Calculate the Solutions 1’ allows for practice evaluating word problems. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Calculate the Solutions 2’ allows for practice evaluating word problems. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Subtraction Practice
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This subtraction worksheet, ‘Caterpillar Story’ asks students to practise with word problems.

Word Problems
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This word problems learning activity, ‘Chase the Answer’ asks students to practise with addition, multiplication, subtraction and division.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Checking Results’ allows for practice checking the reasonableness of results of computations. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Money Maths
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This beginning maths worksheet, ‘Counting Money’ allows for practice with money problems. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Algebra
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The learning activity, ‘Cup Capers’ challenges students to solve increasingly difficult puzzles based on hiding cubes in cups. As they do so, students explore the relationships between variables and find out how to use this knowledge to solve problems. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and …More

Data and Probability
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This beginning maths worksheet, ‘Data and Prior Knowledge’ allows for practice analysing everyday data. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Algebra
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The learning activity, ‘Deli Maths’ explores the way algebra is used to solve the real problems faced in a deli. As customers order different amounts of meat and other products, students will need to find ways to quickly calculate weights, slices and prices. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions …More

Algebra
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The learning activity, ‘Dialling Dilemma’ poses the real problems encountered when making phone calls across the world. As well as finding out about different time zones, students need to use their knowledge of time-telling and number operations to help Hirani place calls to her penfriends. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes …More

Maths
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This maths template, ‘Die’ provides a net that can be reproduced for classroom use.

Number Sense
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This number sense worksheet, ‘Different Ways of Showing Fractions’ allows for practice representing fractions and mixed numbers using words, numerals and physical models. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Content Area Reading
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This graphic organiser, ‘Dinners on a Three-Ring Venn’ asks students to use a three-ring Venn diagram to solve logic problems and create problems for others to solve.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Division in Words and Pictures’ allows for practice modelling, representing and explaining division. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Algebra
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Domino Delight’ poses problems for students, using patterns of dominoes. Students need to consider both possibilities and constraints as they work out the unknown numbers on covered dominoes and the possible numbers on a domino doughnut. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Maths
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This maths manipulative, ‘Dominoes’ can be reproduced for classroom use.

Number
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When their boat sinks, five sailors have to share their rations in this fun hands-on activity, ‘Don’t Ditch the Boat’. Students use their knowledge of units of measurement as well as fractions and division to help the sailors. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further …More

Algebra
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The learning activity, ‘Double Rules’ shows two students playing a game that uses two calculators. Students need to work out the relationships between numbers in order to solve the problems. This find-the-function game is a great learning activity to help students understand number and function relationships. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching …More

Algebra
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In the engaging learning activity, ‘Duncan’s Day’ Duncan the donkey carries water to thirsty miners in the Australian outback. Students need to use their knowledge of patterns to develop rules that determine mathematical relationships involved in Duncan’s work. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further …More

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Estimating Addition’ allows for practice estimating sums of whole numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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