Maths and Technology
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Resistors are small, multi-coloured electrical components that are found everywhere – but what do the colours mean? In the activity, ‘Colour Coding’ students use their number skills to crack the colour codes. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and suggestions …More

Measurement
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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.

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

Measurement
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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.

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

Measurement
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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

Understanding Numbers
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This understanding numbers worksheet, ‘100 Square’ asks students to practise counting even numbers.

Algebra
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In this learning activity, ‘A Spot of Sickness’, students place counters on Jerry’s face to work out the pattern of his chickenpox spots over several days. Students then plot the increase in spots on the supplied graph template. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Problem Solving
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The hands-on activity, ‘A Whale of a Time’ gives instructions for making a whale shape that can be tessellated. The whale shape is made by using the properties of triangles and half-side rotations. This is a fun way to explore tessellations, and the accompanying teaching notes have suggestions for further exploration.

Beginning Maths Skills
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This Beginning Maths activity, ‘AB or Not’ encourages students to identify, classify and name the elements of patterns using objects or sounds around them.

Maths
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This maths template, ‘Addition or Multiplication Grid’ can be reproduced for classroom use.

Number and Operations
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Number and Operations
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Beginning Maths Skills
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This Beginning Maths activity, ‘Alike in One Attribute’ encourages students to identify, classify and sort shoes into pairs based on different attributes .

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.

Patterns and Algebra
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This patterns and algebra worksheet, ‘Analyse the Pattern Rule 1’ allows for practice analysing patterns. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Patterns and Algebra
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This patterns and algebra worksheet, ‘Analyse the Pattern Rule 2’ allows for practice analysing patterns. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Patterns and Algebra
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This patterns and algebra worksheet, ‘Analyse the Patterns’ Rule’ allows for practice using rules to analyse patterns. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Patterns and Algebra
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This patterns and algebra worksheet, ‘Analysing Change’ offers explanation on recognising and describing change in quantities. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Basic Facts
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This learning activity ‘Animal Antics’ also includes a learning activity in which students work with pattern blocks with assigned monetary values. Students add up the value of different animals made from the pattern blocks, then create their own designs for a classmate to calculate. In the game, students join blocks and add the values. An …More

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.

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

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

Algebra
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This learning activity, ‘Building Graphs’, prompts students to use Cuisenaire rods and pattern blocks to copy patterns and then to show the patterns on the supplied graph paper. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Basic Facts
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In this learning activity, ‘Choco-blocks’, students look at different ways rectangular blocks can be arranged to express an equation. They learn that patterns can help them to calculate total numbers of regular items. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Beginning Maths Skills
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This Beginning Maths activity, ‘Colour + One Attribute’ encourages students to identify, classify and sort objects into various categories.

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

Maths Activities
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This maths activity, ‘Colourful Caterpillar’ develops basic maths skills by encouraging students to colour a caterpillar to create a pattern. It is aimed at developing students’ awareness of basic patterns. It provides a caterpillar template and shape cards.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Comparing and Ordering’ allows for practice comparing and ordering numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Comparing and Ordering’ allows for practice comparing and ordering numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Comparing and Ordering’ allows for practice comparing and ordering numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Comparing and Ordering’ allows for practice comparing and ordering different types of numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Comparing and Ordering Numbers’ allows for practice comparing and ordering numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Patterns and Algebra
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This patterns and algebra worksheet, ‘Comparing Numbers’ offers guidance on comparing numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Comparing Numbers’ allows for practice demonstrating the relative magnitudes of numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Patterns and Algebra
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This patterns and algebra worksheet, ‘Complete the Pattern’ allows for practice with patterns. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Patterns and Algebra
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This patterns and algebra worksheet, ‘Complete the Sequence’ allows for practice with patterns. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Beginning Maths Skills
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This Beginning Maths activity, ‘Complex Patterns’ encourages students to create complex patterns involving multiple variables.

Maths Patterns
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This patterns worksheet, ‘Consecutive Numbers’ asks students to practise identifying number patterns.

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Beginning Maths Skills
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This Beginning Maths activity, ‘Copying a Two-Colour Pattern’ encourages students to identify and reproduce a horizontal and vertical pattern.

Number Sense
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This number sense worksheet, ‘Counting Patterns’ allows for practice with skip counting. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Algebra
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In this learning activity, ‘Crunch Machine’, students must first help a number-cruncher machine complete its equations and then find the missing signs to make various equations true. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

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

Maths
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This maths template, ‘Decimal Place Value’ can be reproduced for classroom use.

Algebra
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This beginning algebra worksheet, ‘Describe the Pattern’ allows for practice with growing shape patterns. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Patterns and Algebra
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This patterns and algebra worksheet, ‘Describe the Rule’ allows for practice using rules to analyse patterns. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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

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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.

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.

Patterns
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This patterns worksheet, ‘Don’t Count On It! 1’ asks students to practise using multiplication, addition and subtraction to find patterns.

Patterns
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This patterns worksheet, ‘Don’t Count On It! 2’ asks students to practise using multiplication, addition and subtraction to find patterns.

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

Maths Activities
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This maths activity, ‘Edible Jewellery’ develops basic maths skills by encouraging students to create their own pattern necklaces. It is aimed at developing students’ understanding that a pattern repeats itself in a predictable way.

Maths Patterns
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This patterns learning activity, ‘Eight Queens’ asks students to practise with strategic thinking.

Basic Facts
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Eleventh Heaven’ is a learning activity in which students learn how to multiply by 11 from experience and by following examples. They may use calculators at first but as they identify patterns, they will be able to use efficient strategies with 11. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes to support the use …More

Patterns
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This understanding numbers worksheet, ‘Equal Hops’ asks students to practise with number sequences.

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