This guide is a vital tool for all middle and upper primary students who want to be successful maths problem solvers. The book is divided into three sections.

• Why Solve Problems? Explains which personal skills help you solve problems and what a problem solving cycle looks like.
• Common Problem Solving Strategies The 8 suggested strategies are: Visualise it, Make a table or graph, Guess and check, Break it into smaller parts, Work backwards, Look for a pattern, Eliminate possibilities.
• Types of Problems More than 140 sample problems include 1-step, 2-step, more than 2-step, multiple choice and open-ended problems.

The book includes detailed, suggested strategies, as well as TRY THIS and CHALLENGE activities to test your understanding. Answers are at the back of the book. It is suitable for students, teachers and parents working with Stage 2 or 3 students. This Guide is packed full of easy-to-understand explanations, real-life photographs and graphics. The book includes curriculum correlation charts. The book also showcases 7 outstanding male and female problem-solvers from across the world.

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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 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 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 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 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. Yet for many teachers this is one of the most difficult substrands to teach. 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 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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Multiply and Divide is part of the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is suitable for a 5 – 6 year old student to use in a small group at school or as an individual at home. This 48 page book helps students understand basic multiplication and division. Your students will learn to recognise and draw equal groups of objects, share objects into equal groups and count in groups of 2, 5 and 10. Throughout this series, students learn to recognise numbers all around them and become more confident in using them. There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. For example, your students will love to try “Finding groups of 2”, “Making a fair share of 10s” or “Writing the missing numbers”.

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Learning Numbers to 99 is part of the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is suitable for a 5 – 6 year old student to use in a small group at school or as an individual at home. This 48 page book introduces your student to the place value with numbers 10 – 99. Your students will revise numbers 1 – 20, count groups of objects from 10 – 99, write numbers to 99 and focus on groups of 10 and extras to 99. Throughout this series, students learn to recognise numbers all around them and become more confident in using them. There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. For example, your students will love to try “Find the matching number”, “Guess and count up to 50” or “Writing numbers before and after”.

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Add and Take Away to 20 is part of the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is suitable for a 5 – 6 year old student to use in a small group at school or as an individual at home. This 48 page book helps your students focus on adding and subtracting to 20. It is most useful for students who have already mastered adding and subtracting up to 10. Your students will revise adding and subtracting to 10, learn to add and subtract numbers to 20 and learn to recognise numbers all around them. All activities are child-centred, fun and easy-to-understand. Student confidence will grow as it all starts to make sense.. There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. Your students will love to try “Find the partner to 10”, “Adding missing numbers to 15” or “Taking missing numbers away from 20”.

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Learning Numbers to 20 is part of the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is suitable for a 5 – 6 year old student to use in a small group at school or as an individual at home. This 48 page book introduces your student to the place value with numbers 11 – 20. Through carefully sequenced activities, your students will revise counting and using numbers to 9, learn how to make groups of 10 plus extras and match correct numerals to groups of objects up to 20. There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. Throughout this series, students learn to recognise numbers all around them and become more confident in using them.For example, your students will love to try “Writing missing numbers from 1 – 10”, “Making groups of 10 and 4 extras” or “Guessing and counting to 18”.

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Second Shapes and Measurement is part of the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is most suitable for a 4 – 5 year old student to use at home. However you can also use it for Early Stage 1 students who have not yet demonstrated understanding of shape and measurement. Through carefully sequenced activities, this 48 page will further your students knowledge of a range of different shapes and ways to measure them. They will compare 2 or more objects by different features, draw a range of different objects, draw positions (e.g. on top, in, under), put events into order and find paths through mazes. There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. Laying this foundation will help students become more enthusiastic and competent young mathematicians.  For example, your students will love to try “Drawing one smaller”, “Drawing triangles” or “Finding cones”.

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Add and Take Away to 10 is part of the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is suitable for a 4 – 5 year old student to use in a small group at school or as an individual at home. This 48 page book helps your students focus on adding and subtracting to 10. It is most useful for students who have already mastered counting up to 10 and recognising and writing numbers 1 – 10. Your students will revise counting and writing numbers 1 – 10 and add and subtract objects up to a total of 20. All activities are child-centred, fun and easy-to-understand. Student confidence will grow as it all starts to make sense.. There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. Your students will love to try “Adding 2 more”, “Taking 3 away” or “Making groups of 8”.

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Learning Numbers to 10 is part of the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is suitable for a 4 – 5 year old student to use in a small group at school or as an individual at home. This 48 page book introduces your student to the numbers 6 – 10. Through carefully sequenced activities, your students will revise numbers 1 to 5, identify and draw patterns and groups of numbers to 10 and learn to write the numbers 6 to 10. There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. Throughout this series, students learn to recognise numbers all around them and become more confident in using them. For example, your students will love to try “Drawing groups of 7”, “Writing the number 9” or “Join the matching sets”.

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First Shapes and Measurement is the third book in the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is most suitable for a 3 – 4 year old student to use at home. However you can also use it for Early Stage 1 students who have not yet demonstrated understanding of shape and measurement. Through carefully sequenced activities, this 48 page introduces your students to a range of different shapes and ways to measure them. They will compare 2 or more objects by size, shape or position and learn to recognise 2- and 3-dimensional objects.  There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. Laying this foundation will help students become more enthusiastic and competent young mathematicians.  For example, your students will love to try “Feeling surfaces”, “Finding one heavier” or “Finding your way”.

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Learning Numbers to 5 is part of the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is most suitable for a 3 – 4 year old student to use at home. However you can also use it for Early Stage 1 students who have not yet demonstrated understanding of numbers 1 – 5. This 48 page book introduces your students to the numbers 1 – 5. Through carefully sequenced activities, your students will count from 1 to 5, sort things into groups, draw sets of 1 to 5 objects, match and write numbers to 5. There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. Laying this foundation will help students become more enthusiastic and competent young mathematicians.  For example, your students will love to try “Making patterns of 3”, “Colouring by numbers” or “Drawing matching objects”.

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Patterns, Sorting and Matching is the first book in the Excel Maths Early Skills series. It is most suitable for a 3 – 4 year old student to use at home. However you can also use it for Early Stage 1 students who have not yet demonstrated understanding of simple patterns and sorting. Through carefully sequenced activities, this 48 page book prepares your students for seeing patterns, sorting into groups and matching up items.  These skills are very important for your students to develop the ability to count and work with numbers later on. There are 48 coloured stickers to use as rewards once students demonstrate their understandings. Laying this foundation will help students become more enthusiastic and competent young mathematicians.  For example, your students will love to try “Copying patterns”, “Matching pictures” or “Drawing the missing parts”.

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Written for parents to use with their 8 – 10 year old child at home, Bev Dunbar’s Times Tables 2 is also widely used as a small group resource in classrooms. The carefully sequenced units emphasise oral counting and language, the discovery of patterns and real-life applications. The focus is on developing quick recall of multiplication facts for x 6, x 7, x 8, x 9, x 11 and x 12. Reference tables are provided in the back of the book as well as suggestions for some quick games. The latest edition has been completely revised to fit current curriculum requirements.

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Written for parents to use with their 7 – 9 year old child at home, Bev’s Times Tables 1 is also widely used as a small group resource in classrooms. The carefully sequenced units emphasise oral counting and language, the discovery of patterns and real-life applications. The focus is on developing quick recall of multiplication facts for x 2, x 5, x 10, doubling, x 1, x 0, x 3 and x 4. Reference tables are provided in the back of the book as well as suggestions for some quick games. The latest edition has been completely revised to fit current curriculum requirements.

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A must for everyone working with 9 – 12 year old students. If you are looking for an advanced dictionary or reference book to explain just about everything in the Stage 3 Maths Curriculum to your Stage 3 students then this is the book for you. It is suitable for students, teachers and parents. This Guide is packed full of easy-to-understand explanations, real-life photographs and follow-up activities where students can check their understanding. The book includes curriculum correlation charts and an extensive glossary and index. The Guide is divided into  Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability.

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