Maths and Technology
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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

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.

Number and Operations
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Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Accuracy of Estimates’ allows for practice recognising overestimates and underestimates. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Basic Facts
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This learning activity, ‘Adding Adders’, features an addition array. Students are asked to use the array to solve equations and find the associated family of facts. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Number
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How old would you be if you lived on Venus or Mars? That’s what students have to work out in this engaging activity, ‘Ageing in Space’. The activity gives some interesting facts about how our ages are calculated, and relates them to the time the planets take to orbit the Sun. This activity includes comprehensive …More

Number
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This fun learning activity, ‘Alien Addition’ shows colourful little aliens whose work is controlled by numbers on their bellies. Students must use addition and subtraction to solve problems for the aliens. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Basic Facts
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This learning activity, ‘Almost Squares’ is a board game for two players. It encourages students to derive multiplication facts by playing a game that uses addition, multiplication, and division. As they explore square numbers, they gain insights that will be valuable in algebra studies. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with …More

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This learning activity, ‘An Apple a Day’, features arrays in the form of an apple tray and an ice cube tray. Students are asked to use the trays to solve addition and multiplication problems. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

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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

Maths Activities
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This maths activity, ‘Apple Picking’ develops basic maths skills by encouraging students to count the number of apples as determined by a die. It is aimed at developing students’ knowledge of counting. It provides an apple tree template, an apple basket template, apple cards and number cards.

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.

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.

Basic Facts
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In this learning activity, ‘Array Puzzles’ students explore and solve arrays of numbers using addition. They can then create more array puzzles for classmates to solve. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

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The activity sheet, ‘Back through 10’ shows students how to use a number line and the number 10 to solve subtraction problems. This supports an efficient mental strategy for working with multiples of 10. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Algebra
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In this learning activity, ‘Balancing Act’, students must solve balance puzzles and then make up their own. The main idea is that balance on a set of scales shows an equality relationship. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Number
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When is a discount not fair? The interesting learning activity, ‘Bargain Busters’ shows the items a family bought at a variety of discount prices. Students calculate the savings they made, and check out the claims of a discount voucher. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as …More

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This learning activity, ‘Beat Yourself Down’ gives students opportunities to improve their addition and subtraction skills using columns of equations. Students are challenged to increase their speed and accuracy, using a stopwatch and repeated performances. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Number
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In this learning activity, ‘Birthday Time’, students help Carla’s mum work out how many candles she needs for various birthday cakes. The activity focuses on adding several single digit numbers by looking for numbers that add to 10. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Number and Algebra
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Branching Out’ presents students with webs containing expressions that require a missing number before they become valid equations. To do this, students need to identify and apply patterns and relationships between equations. An answer sheet is provided and includes comprehensive teaching notes for supporting learning and further exploration.

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.

Number and Algebra
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In the learning activity ‘Calculation Chains’ a chain is used as a model for demonstrating the changes that take place as a series of operations are performed on the numbers at the start of long chains. Students must work out how each number in the chain has been transformed, using a variety of strategies. They …More

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In this fun and engaging learning activity, ‘Calculator Golf’ students use a calculator to work out the shots needed for each tee on a golf course game board. They use estimation and keep improving their estimates until they get onto the green. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for …More

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In this engaging learning activity ‘Carrot Country’, students help Rufus the Rabbit collect as many carrots as he can from pots of carrots that he passes on his way home. They do this by choosing the route that will add up to the greatest number of carrots. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying …More

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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.

Algebra
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In this learning activity, ‘Coin Control’, students must add up bags of gold coins at the Busy Bank. The aim is for students to connect operations of repeated addition with multiplication. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Maths Activities
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This maths activity, ‘Colourful Giraffe’ develops basic maths skills by encouraging students to colour in spots based on the numbers rolled on a die. It is aimed at developing students’ knowledge of counting. It provides a giraffe picture, a leopard family picture and number cards.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Common Factors and Multiples 1’ allows for practice finding common factors and multiples of numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Common Factors and Multiples 2’ allows for practice finding common factors and multiples of numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Common Factors and Ratio’ allows for practice finding common factors of numbers and ratio equivalents. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Computations with Money’ allows for practice using calculations with money in context. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Maths Activities
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This maths activity, ‘Cookie Numbers’ develops basic maths skills by encouraging students to count the number of chocolate chips on a cookie. It is aimed at developing students’ knowledge of counting. It provides cookie patterns.

Number
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This learning activity, ‘Cooking Up a Storm’, presents various number problems involving Baker Bob’s tarts, biscuits, and muffins. Students can practise strategies such as repeated addition, halving, and doubling. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Number and Algebra
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The learning activity ‘Crafty Combinations’ is a learning activity that helps students look for clues to select appropriate strategies for solving different practical number problems. As well as solving the problems posed, students must explain why those chose a specific strategy. An answer sheet is provided and includes comprehensive teaching notes for supporting learning and …More

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.

Number
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The learning activity, ‘Dash and Splash!’ poses the problems of a swimming coach who has to choose the best team for a mixed relay. Students use estimates and comparisons to find the answers. This activity includes comprehensive teaching notes to be read before beginning the activity with students, as they feature useful background information and …More

Number
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This learning activity, ‘Dazzler Digs On’, involves finding fractions of a set. Students write number stories to answer a series of questions about a dog called Dazzler and her buried bones. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Basic Facts
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The interesting game, ‘Decimal Spotting’ can be played by two students who take turns to draw digits then mark fractions on a line of decimals. The game encourages students to identify the relationships between fractions and decimals and gives them practice in converting from one to the other. An answer sheet is provided and includes …More

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

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Determine the Nearest Value’ allows for practice estimating using rounding. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Basic Facts
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The game, ‘Diamond Dazzle’ gives students practice in adding one-digit numbers to two-digit numbers. They need to be able to add their scores as they go, using mental addition strategies. The accompanying teaching notes suggest ways to support students and to vary the game.

Basic Facts
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In this learning activity, ‘Dicey Dabble’ students draw number cards to make a grid then throw dice to fill in their grid. The numbers they use must be a factor of the numbers from their cards. The game reinforces students’ understanding of factors in a fun context. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying …More

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Different Number Forms’ allows for practice writing numbers as words. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number
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This learning activity, ‘Different Strokes!’, suggests using a 100-bead frame to explore groupings within 100. Addition and subtraction problems are presented together to highlight their relationship. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Basic Facts
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This learning activity, ‘Digital Delights’ introduces students to the concept of a digital number: the number formed by adding digits. While they practise addition skills, students can also explore the number patterns made in this way. An answer sheet is provided and includes accompanying teaching notes with suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Basic Facts
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This learning activity, ‘Domino Facts’, provides instructions for a domino game for two to four players. The game helps to reinforce basic multiplication and division facts. The accompanying teaching notes include suggestions for supporting learning and further exploration.

Problem Solving
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The learning activity ‘Dotty Darts’ contains a variety of short problems for students to solve and discuss. Students need to use visualisation to support their spatial, numeric, algebraic and quantitative thinking. An answer sheet is provided and includes teaching notes to support learning and further exploration.

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

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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

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Estimate the Solution’ allows for practice estimating based on tables. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Estimate the Solution’ allows for practice with estimation. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Estimate the Solution’ allows for practice with estimation. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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This graphic organiser, ‘Estimating Coins’ helps students estimate how many coins there are in a jar using two different methods, and then asks them to compare the two estimations.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Estimating Results’ offers explanation on determining the reasonableness of an answer by estimation. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Estimation 1’ allows for practice calculating solutions using estimation. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Estimation 2’ allows for practice calculating solutions using estimation. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Estimation Strategies’ allows for practice using estimation strategies. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Estimation Strategies’ allows for practice using estimation strategies. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Numerical Operations
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This number and numerical operations worksheet, ‘Even and Odd Numbers’ allows for practice with recognising and using even and odd numbers. Answer sheet provided with file download.

Number and Operations
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This number and operations worksheet, ‘Expanded Number Forms 1’ allows for practice writing numbers in expanded form. Answer sheet provided with file download.

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