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Exploring Maths

Exploring Graphs, Chance and Data

Exploring Graphs, Chance and Data is a companion to the other books in the Exploring Maths series and is suitable for teachers of 5 – 7 year old students.The activities in this 94 page book help you link Number, Space and Measurement across the curriculum. Over 25 action-packed lesson suggestions show you how to manipulate these concepts in fun, practical ways. The book is divided into sequenced units, packed with photocopiable activity resources, discussion starters and reusable worksheets for small groups or a whole class. For example, your students will love to try “Nifty ways to graph with name cards”, ‘Dinosaur Danger” or “That’s not fair”.

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Exploring 2D Space

Exploring 2D Space is part of the Exploring Maths series for teachers of 5 – 7 year olds. Space is one of the most creative maths substrands, with direct links to your visual arts program. It is also packed full of special language that helps your students make sense of their world. This 94 page book includes over 30 action-packed lesson suggestions that show you how to manipulate Space concepts in fun, practical ways. The flexible open-ended activities range from simple to challenging to help you cater for different ability groups. The book is divided into sequenced units, packed with photocopiable playing cards, activity cards and reusable worksheets for small groups or a whole class. For example, your students will love to try “Am I one of these?”, ‘Wiggles” or “Origami Whale”.

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Exploring Maths 2D Space


Exploring 3D Space and Position

Exploring 3D Space and Position is part of the Exploring Maths series and is suitable for teachers of 5 – 7 year old students.To help inspire you about the joys of 3D Space and Position, this 94 page book includes over 35 action-packed lesson suggestions that show you how to manipulate Space concepts in fun, practical ways. The flexible open-ended activities range from simple to challenging to help you cater for different ability groups. The book is divided into sequenced units, packed with photocopiable playing cards, activity cards and reusable worksheets for small groups or a whole class to explore for at least a week at a time. For example, your students will love to try “Where does it belong?”, ‘Stack or pack it” or “Lead the way”.

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Exploring Maths 3D Space and Position Sample


Exploring Temperature and Time

Exploring Temperature and Time is part of the Exploring Maths series and is suitable for teachers of 5 – 7 year old students.

Measurement is a practical way to apply number skills to solve problems specific to each student’s stage of development. This 94 page book includes over 30 action-packed ideas for manipulating Measurement concepts in fun, practical ways. The flexible open-ended activities range from simple to challenging to help you cater for different ability groups. The book is divided into sequenced units, packed with photocopiable discussion and activity cards for small groups or a whole class. For example, your students will love to try “How does it feel?”, ‘Turn-a-week” or “Just a minute”.

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Exploring Maths Temperature & Time Sample


Exploring Volume and Mass

Exploring Volume and Mass is part of the Exploring Maths series and is suitable for teachers of 5 – 7 year old students.

Measurement is a practical way to apply number skills to solve problems specific to each student’s stage of development. This 94 page book includes over 30 action-packed ideas for explaining the language of and manipulating volume, capacity and mass concepts in fun, practical ways. The flexible open-ended activities range from simple to challenging to help you cater for different ability groups. The book is divided into sequenced units, packed with photocopiable discussion and activity cards for small groups or a whole class. For example, your students will love to try “Tip it out”, ‘Groceries” or “Mystery Parcels”.

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Exploring Maths Volume & Mass Sample


Exploring Length and Area

Exploring Length and Area is part of the Exploring Maths series and is suitable for teachers of 5 – 7 year old students.

Measurement is a practical way to apply number skills to solve problems specific to each student’s stage of development. This 94 page book includes over 35 action-packed ideas for explaining the language of and manipulating length and area concepts in fun, practical ways. The flexible open-ended activities range from simple to challenging to help you cater for different ability groups. The book is divided into sequenced units, packed with photocopiable discussion and activity cards for small groups or a whole class. For example, your students will love to try “Python Parts”, “Meter Monsters” or “Which covers more?”.

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Exploring Maths Length & Area Sample


Exploring Money

Exploring Money is a companion to the other books in the Exploring Maths series and is suitable for teachers of 5 – 7 year old students. Money is a maths topic familiar to all students. You discuss it as part of your class routines and news, when you calculate the total collected for a favourite charity, a special excursion or lunch costs at the school canteen. This 94 page book contains over 30 action-packed suggestions for developing skills in recognising, naming, matching and using coins and notes in fun, practical ways. The flexible, open-ended activities range from simple to challenging to help you cater for different ability groups. The book is divided into sequenced units, packed with photocopiable playing cards, activity cards and reusable worksheets for small groups or a whole class to explore for at least a week at a time. For example, your students will love to try “Which is worth more?”, ‘Cash Registers” or “Change Challenges”.

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Exploring Maths Money Sample


Exploring Fractions

Exploring Fractions is part of the Exploring Maths series of teacher resources for 5 – 7 year old students. Although common fractions no longer have the same emphasis as they did before we had metric measurements, they are still used in daily conversation. They play an important role in the development of your students’ understanding of number and place value. The activities in this 94 page book explore the many ways we divide sets of objects or a whole object into equal and unequal parts. By playing fraction games, talking about fractions to a partner or actively cutting, tearing, drawing or sharing fractional parts, your students will see how easy fractions are to construct, compare and order. The book is divided into sequenced units, packed with photocopiable playing cards, activity cards and reusable worksheets for small groups or a whole class to explore for at least a week at a time. For example, your students will love to try “Find my Halves”, ‘Fruity Fractions” or “Brilliant things to do with Pizza Cards”.

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Exploring Maths Fractions Sample


Exploring Calculators

Exploring Calculators is part of the Exploring Maths series for teachers of 5 – 7 year old students. Calculators are an inexpensive, fun tool for mathematical discovery in our classrooms. Young students no longer need to be limited by the size of numbers they can manipulate. They can appreciate the joys of exploring a wide range of maths concepts and patterns at an early age. The focus is on mathematical thinking & problem-solving, not just the mechanics of calculation. There are over 60 exciting teaching ideas for developing skills in estimation, whole number, addition & subtraction in particular. Although free exploration & discovery is encouraged, there are sets of 8 activity cards for structured activities for pairs, small groups or even the whole class, all written in clear, easy-to-understand language. Activities range from just pressing buttons to see what happens through to more complex number crunching. Your students will love trying “Press and Guess”, “Calculator detectives” or “Beat the Calculator”.

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Exploring Maths Calculators Sample


Exploring Operations 0 – 100

Exploring Operations 0 – 100 is part of the Exploring Maths series of teacher resources for teachers of 5 – 7 year old students. This 94 page book contains over 50 ideas for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing with whole numbers to 100. To help your students work independently and think mathematically, the activities are as open-ended and flexible as possible. And you can cater for a wide ability range in your class. One group may be memorising number facts to 20, while a second group is using these facts in a game. A third group may be exploring more formal sums and differences to 50. One group may even be exploring with sums and differences to 100 and beyond. For example, your students will love to try “Frog Facts”, “Caterpillars” or “Beat the Clock”.

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Exploring Maths Operations 0 to 100 Sample