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Mapping a sea voyage: calculating distance

Scientists involved in the Two Bays Project describe data collection methods for their 20-day expedition around Port Phillip and Western Port bays. Watch this clip to view the route mapped out by the scientists. Use Google Maps to recreate the route and calculate the total distance travelled.

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How many are left?

Flynn and Dodly are practising their magic tricks. They are trying to make eggs, muffins and even guinea pigs disappear. Help our two friendly monsters work out how many should be left after their disappearing tricks.

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Addition: adding numbers from one to ten

Flynn and Dodly go camping. While on their camping adventure they investigate adding numbers from one to ten. Watch how they work out how many of each item they have altogether. The Flying Girl and Ben the Bilby also appear.

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Counting pirate treasure

Watch as a stingy pirate captain counts out wages in 'pieces of eight' (gold coins) for one of his crew. Watch as the pirate captain takes away pieces of eight for what he calls 'deductions'. See how much gold the crew member walks away with!

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Addition and subtraction of fractions

Here are some tips for adding and subtracting fractions. See how to ensure the denominators match. You'll use your knowledge of equivalent fractions too. Remember to write your answers in the simplest form.

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Funny money

What do you use money to buy? In this clip we look at Australian money. See the different coins and notes that make up our money system. We investigate if size, (in coins) does matter. Check out how many 5 cent pieces you need to make two dollars. We also look at some currencies used around the world. Find out which country ...

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Elmo's ducks

Sing along with Elmo and his four quacking ducks. One by one the ducks go away. How many ducks are left? See if Elmo's ducks come back.

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Adding two numbers

How many different ways can you think of to add two numbers to reach ten? Watch this video to learn them all!

Teacher resource

Primary mathematics: open-ended tasks

These seven learning activities, which focus on 'open-ended tasks' using a variety of tools (software) and devices (hardware), illustrate the ways in which content, pedagogy and technology can be successfully and effectively integrated in order to promote learning. In the activities, teachers use investigations in order ...

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Mental computation: introduction

This is a teacher resource that is part of a wider series; it introduces a structured strategies-based approach to mental computation for primary level and provides four generic classroom activities that can be used to empower students to use, share and test strategies. The support material describes the content of the ...

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Mental computation: basic facts - addition and subtraction

This is a teacher resource that is part of a wider series; it develops a structured strategies-based approach to mental computation of the 242 basic mathematics facts at primary level. The resource provides 13 stimulating classroom activities that encourage students to use a wide variety of mental-computation strategies. ...

Teacher resource

Mental computation: two-digit whole numbers

This is a teacher resource that is part of a wider series; it provides a structured strategies-based approach to mental computation of two-digit whole number sums at primary level. It provides 14 classroom activities that enable students to apply appropriate mental-computation strategies to more challenging sums. The support ...

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Mental computation: fractions and decimals

This is a teacher resource that is part of a wider series; it provides a structured strategies-based approach to mental computation of problems involving common and decimal fractions for primary level. It provides nine classroom activities that enable students to develop mental-computation skills in sequence by building ...

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Number talks

Use these tasks and resources to provide opportunities for students to explain mental strategies for performing calculations. Present a number of mathematical statements for students to investigate whether they are true or false. As a further challenge include statements about percentages and improper fractions.

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Kick the goal: add proper fractions 2: assessment

Test your understanding of fractions by creating pairs that would add up to a target number. Target numbers can be whole numbers or proper fractions. For example, work out how many twelfths to add to three-eighths to total seven-eighths. There are eight tasks to complete. View and print a report of your results. This assessment ...

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Kick the goal: add improper fractions 2: assessment

Test your understanding of fractions by creating pairs that would add up to a target number. Target numbers can be whole numbers, mixed numbers or improper fractions. For example, work out how many eighths to add to five-fourths to reach one and three-quarters. There are eight tasks to complete. View and print a report ...

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The number partner

Explore how to break up numbers into pairs of smaller numbers such as 15 = 9 + 6. Work through examples of whole number pairs and sample questions. Apply these principles to solve additions or subtractions. Use a partitioning tool to break up numbers under 30. Recognise number patterns; use the strategy of counting on.

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The number partner: go figure

This tutorial is suitable for use with a screen reader. It explains strategies for breaking up numbers into pairs of smaller numbers, eg 15 = 11 + 4. Work through examples of whole number pairs and sample questions. Apply these principles to solve additions or subtractions.

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Musical number patterns: odds and evens

Make some music by building up rhythms for chimes. Complete a counting rule that matches a pattern on a number line. Select the start number or select a number to count by. For example, start at 1 on a number line; then choose which number to count by (4, 5 or 6) to alternate between odd and even numbers. Add a second number ...

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Musical number patterns: the challenge

Make music by building up rhythms from two instruments. Make a counting rule that includes a given number. Select the start number and then select a number to count by. For example, include the number 9 in a counting pattern by starting at 1, then count by 4. Describe another counting pattern that includes the same number. ...