Maths Mentality

               

Welcome to mathsmentality.com.au

www.mathsmentality.com.au  is a maths site which launched in 2013.  
It's a resource site for both teachers and parents of Primary children
who are looking to:
 

~ improve their own understanding of mathematical concepts. 

~ become more effective in helping children attain deep mathematical
knowledge.

Sample Page - Addition using the 'Bridge to a group of Ten' Strategy

Sample Page - Dot to Dot Puzzles (counting by 3, 5 and 10)

 

Sample Page - Cube Nets

Sample Page - How do co-ordinates work? (Map of Europe)

Sample Page - Counting (100 chart Puzzle )

Sample Page - Nets for building 3D solids

Sample Page - 'Goats and Ducks' Problem

Sample Page - 'Teddy Bear Outfits' Puzzle

Sample Page - Time to the 'quarter hour'

Sample Page - Reading and Writing large numbers

Sample Page - Extension - Reading and Writing numbers beyond millions

Sample Page - Number Cards (and sample activities)

Sample Page - Measuring length (using hand spans)

Sample Page - Flips, Slides and Turns

Sample Page - Calculating Fractions of a Total

Sample Page - Subitising Flash Cards

Sample Page - Front, back, side and top views of 3D objects

Sample Page - Solving Equations (number sentences)

Sample Page - 'Go Fish' game

Sample Page - 'Chance' game

Sample Page - Multiplication Book Marks

A large variety of topics and concepts are clearly explained and demonstrated with detailed examples that are easy to download in PDF form. 

Each concept covered also comes with an Activity Page (or in some cases, multiple activity pages) that could be used as a worksheet or even an assessment task! 

New concepts and activities are uploaded to the site weekly.  Four NAPLAN similar practice assessments are included.  

So whether it's fractions, decimals, percentages, place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, 2D and 3D properties, length, area, mass, volume, time, mental calculation strategies, problem solving . . . .  you will become more confident and competent in your ability as a mathematical educator if you sign up for a one year membership at www.mathsmentality.com.au 

View one of our sample pages and then imagine having easy access to one of these for many of the other topics you'll need over the course of a year.  Our 365 day membership plans are separated into Infants, Middle Primary and Upper Primary and each is available for the one price of only $35.  This is absolutely fantastic value and we believe you'll be wishing that you found this site a lot earlier!  

Schools can also purchase a site licence . . . (no complicated formulas, just one simple fee ) . . . just send us an email and we can discuss these arrangements.

So . . . .

Do you want to be a more effective teacher of Mathematics?

Would you like to improve your own mathematical understanding?

Do you feel you need more confidence or knowledge to teach some mathematical concepts?

Are you a parent of a child who needs some mathematical help from you at home?

Are you a teacher who has recently changed classes / grades?

If you answered 'Yes' to any of the questions above, a membership at mathsmentality.com.au is for you!  Click on 'Maths Plans' in the top menu bar and sign up today ( or resign for another 365 days ) to start downloading resources that will help you and of course the children you're teaching too. 

Below is a list of documents currently on the site.  New documents are added regularly.

 

INFANTS

Number and Algebra

100 chart

Hundred charts (small)

200 chart

Hundred Chart Jigsaw Puzzle

Subitising (dot patterns)

Subitising Flash Cards

Subitising game

Subitising Quiz ( Powerpoint presentation )

Subitising Quiz ( Keynote presentation )

Ordinal numbers

Odd and even numbers

Odd and Even game

Tallying

Counting

Counting to ten

'Tens buddies' quiz (Powerpoint)

'Tens buddies' quiz (Keynote)

'Twenties buddies' quiz (Powerpoint)

'Twenties buddies' quiz (Keynote)

Counting by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 demonstration (Powerpoint)

Counting by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 demonstration (Keynote)

Numbers 1 to 20

Number Posters ( 1 to 20 )

‘Climb the mountain’ number recognition game

Sequencing from 1 to 10 activity

Sequencing from 1 to 20 activity

Dot to dot puzzles

More ‘dot to dot’ puzzles

Counting patterns

Number card activities

Number memory game

Number line activities

Patterns with numbers and shapes

Modelling numbers

Modelling numbers 2

Money concepts

More money activities

Addition concepts

Addition memory game

Addition and subtraction patterns

Adding and subtracting groups of 10

Addition – bridging to 10 and 20

'Bridging to Ten' Powerpoint / Keynote demonstration

Addition dice game ‘Cats and Dogs’

Addition dice game (Cover a chart)

‘Go Fish’- addition to 10 or 20 game

Addition and Subtraction

Subtraction concepts

Subtraction Memory game

Multiplication concepts

Division concepts

Fractions

Mixed resources ( eg grid paper, dot paper . . . )

Broken calculator activity

Another ‘broken calculator’ activity

‘The answer is 20’ activity

‘Choose an operation’ problems

More ‘choose an operation’ problems

Assessment interview

Doubling and near doubling

Christmas Counting

FIFA World Cup Maths

Measurement and Geometry

Position

Position (Map of Australia)

2D shapes

2D shape posters

2D Shapes quiz ( Powerpoint / Keynote )

Tessellations

Symmetry in Shapes

3D objects

3D solid / object posters

Nets for a Cube, Square Pyramid and Rectangular Prism

Length concepts

Area concepts

Volume concepts

Mass concepts

Telling the time

More time activities

Time to the ‘quarter hour’

Time Memory game

Time posters

Time quiz ( Powerpoint / Keynote presentation )

2014 Calendar

Statistics and Probability

Chance

Graphs

Mental Calculation

Adding and subtracting groups of 10

Addition and subtraction using a jump strategy

Addition using a ‘near doubles’ strategy

Addition by bridging to a group of ten

'Bridging to Ten' Powerpoint / Keynote demonstration

Doubling to solve 2x 4x and 8x questions

Halving numbers that start with an odd numeral eg 34

Subtraction ( using doubles and ‘near doubles)

Problem Solving

Yes or No game

Number puzzles

More number puzzles

‘The answer is 20’ activity

Addition puzzles

’21 sticks’ game

Choose an operation problems

More ‘Choose an operation’ problems

‘Teddy Bear’ outfits problem

Picture Logic Puzzle

FIFA World Cup Maths

‘Goats and Ducks’ Problem

Which one doesn’t belong?

MIDDLE PRIMARY

Number and Algebra

200 chart

1000 chart (and higher)

Place Value

More ‘place value’ activities

Sequencing Numbers ‘Place Value Dice Game’

Reading and Writing large numbers

Renaming numbers

Rounding to the nearest 10 or 100

Greater and Less Than Signs

The addition algorithm

Addition Memory game

Trading using Base 10 blocks

Magic squares ( addition and subtraction)

Completing a subtraction algorithm using Base 10 blocks

Completing a subtraction algorithm

Subtraction with Trading demonstration (Powerpoint)

Subtraction with Trading demonstration (Keynote)

Subtraction Memory game

‘Number Cards’ Subtraction activity

Multiplication and division

The multiplication algorithm

Multiplication using an Area Model

Multiplication Memory game

Multiplication Area game

Division and Multiplication by 2, 4 and 8

Multiplying and dividing by 3 ( strategies )

Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 5

Times tables

4 x tables quiz (Powerpoint)

4 x tables quiz (Keynote)

5 x tables quiz (Powerpoint)

5 x tables quiz (Keynote)

Multiplication self assessment

Multiplying by 9 using fingers ( Powerpoint presentation )

Multiplying by 9 using fingers ( Keynote presentation )

Factors

The division algorithm

Division Memory game

Mixed operations ( A to Z puzzles)

Solving equations (number sentences)

Understanding decimal places

Fractions

Fraction pieces ( to create wholes and parts of wholes )

Fractions with shapes

Fractions with flags

Dice game ‘Greedy Pig’

‘Race to 60’ dice game

‘Choose an Operation’ problem solving

‘Two step’ problem solving

Money activities

‘Add to 30’ game

‘Number and Algebra’ assessment

Christmas division

KenKen puzzles

Mixed resources ( eg graph paper, dot paper . . . )

FIFA World Cup Maths

Broken Calculator activity

Measurement and Geometry

Properties of polygons

Classifying 2D shapes

2D shape posters

Angles

Angle posters

3D solids/objects

3D solid / object posters

3D Objects quiz ( Powerpoint / Keynote )

Cube nets

Pyramid nets

Foldable nets for constructing 3D solids

Front, side, top, back views of 3D objects

Telling the time

Time facts

Calendar questions

Position ( Compass )

Coordinates (European countries)

Length

Area

Volume

Mass

Temperature

2014 Calendar

Statistics and Probability

Chance

Graphs

Collecting data

Mental Calculation

Adding and subtracting groups of ten

Addition using a ‘Bridge to a group of 10’ strategy

Addition using a ‘near doubles’ strategy

Addition using a ‘Split’ strategy

Addition using a ‘Jump’ strategy

Addition and Subtraction using a ‘Compensation’ strategy

Addition ‘Compensation strategy’ Powerpoint / Keynote presentation

Adding and subtracting ( extending basic facts)

Addition patterns

Subtraction by adding an equal amount to both sides

Patterns when multiplying by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9

Doubling to solve 2x 4x and 8x multiplication questions

Solving 9x multiplication questions using fingers

Multiplication using a ‘Compensation’ strategy

Multiplication using a ‘Halve/double’ strategy

Multiplication using a ‘Partitioning’ strategy

Patterns with zeros when multiplying and dividing

Patterns when multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000

Halving numbers that start with an odd numeral eg 34

Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 5

Problem Solving

NAPLAN similar practice assessment (No 1)

NAPLAN similar practice assessment (No 2)

NAPLAN similar practice assessment (No 3)

NAPLAN similar practice assessment (No 4)

Addition arrows

Addition mix-up

‘Yes or No’ game

How many squares can you find?

Join the dots

Number puzzles

More number puzzles

Logic puzzles

Picture logic puzzles ( introduction to algebra )

‘Guess and check’ problems

‘Choose an Operation’ problems

‘Two step’ problems and ‘Extra information’ problems

Money activities

KenKen puzzles

Work out the code – logic

FIFA World Cup Maths

Palindromic Numbers

Broken Calculator activity

UPPER PRIMARY

Number and Algebra

200 chart

1000 chart (and higher)

Prime numbers and composite numbers

Square numbers, cubic numbers and triangular numbers

Finding square numbers and cubic numbers

Negative numbers

Reading and writing large numbers

Extension – numbers beyond millions

Number Posters ( 1 to a billion )

How big is a million?

Roman numerals

The addition algorithm

‘Stuck in the mud’ addition dice game

The subtraction algorithm

Subtraction with Trading from 400 demonstration (Powerpoint)

Subtraction with Trading from 400 demonstration (Keynote)

Subtraction with Trading from 1000 demonstration (Powerpoint)

Subtraction with Trading from 1000 demonstration (Keynote)

Clever subtraction from 100, 400, 1000 etc

The multiplication algorithm

Multiplication using an Area Model

Multiplying using an Area Model ( Powerpoint presentation )

Multiplying using an Area Model ( Keynote presentation )

Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 5

Multiplication self assessment

Times tables quiz (Powerpoint)

Times tables quiz (Keynote)

The division algorithm

Using a long division algorithm

Calculating averages

Order of operations

Solving equations ( number sentences )

Simplifying fractions

Equivalent fractions

Equivalent fractions Memory game

‘Go Fish’ equivalent fractions game

Fractions with shapes

Fractions with flags

Comparing fractions

Fraction pieces ( to create wholes and parts of wholes )

Fraction number line

Calculating fractions of a total

More ‘fractions of a total’

Expressing fractions as percentages

Calculating percentages of a total

Fraction posters

Improper fractions

Mixed numerals

Adding and subtracting fractions

Decimal charts

Operations with decimals

Comparing decimals

Decimal games

Patterns with numbers

Patterns with multiples of 11

‘7 rolls’ dice game

‘Choose an Operation’ problem solving

Solving problems involving money

‘Number and Algebra’ assessment

Christmas Cryptarithms

KenKen puzzles

More ‘Ken Ken’ puzzles

Mixed resources ( eg graph paper, dot paper . . . )

FIFA World Cup Maths

Measurement and Geometry

Properties of polygons

Constructing regular polygons

Properties of triangles

Properties of circles

Regular 2D shape posters

Other 2D shapes posters

2D Shapes quiz ( Powerpoint / Keynote )

Types of angles

Properties of 3D solids

3D objects / solids

Foldable nets for constructing 3D solids

Isometric drawings of rectangular prisms and cubes

24 hour time

24 hour time quiz ( Powerpoint / Keynote )

Length

Calculating area of rectangles

Calculating area of right-angled triangles

Area of complex shapes

Volume units and conversions

Mass units and conversions

Using coordinates

Using coordinates (2)

Cartesian Number Plane (coordinates)

Coordinates for FIFA World Cup Countries

Position ( compass directions)

Tangrams

‘Measurement and Geometry’ assessment

2014 Calendar

Statistics and Probability

Chance

‘Chance’ dice game

Graphs (data)

Constructing a pie graph

‘Statistics and Probability’ assessment

Mental Calculation

Addition using a ‘Bridge to a group of 10’ strategy

Addition using a ‘near doubles’ strategy

Addition using a ‘Split’ strategy

Addition and Subtraction using a ‘Compensation’ strategy

Addition using a ‘Jump’ strategy

Subtraction by adding an equal amount to both sides

Patterns when multiplying by 2, 3, 4, 5 and 9

Solving 9x multiplication questions using fingers

Solving multiplication questions by ‘Partitioning’

Patterns with zeros when multiplying and dividing

Patterns when multiplying and dividing by 10, 100, 1000

Doubling to solve 2x 4x and 8x multiplication questions

Moving the decimal point when multiplying by 10, 100, 1000 and beyond

Multiplication using a ‘Compensation’ strategy

Multiplication using a ‘Halve/double’ strategy

Multiplication using a ‘Factoring’ strategy

Halving numbers that start with an odd numeral eg 34

Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 5

Problem Solving

NAPLAN similar practice assessment (No 1)

NAPLAN similar practice assessment (No 2)

NAPLAN similar practice assessment (No 3)

NAPLAN similar practice assessment (No 4)

‘6 number’ puzzles

Number target puzzles

More ‘number target’ puzzles

How many squares can you find?

Adding numbers 1 to 100

‘Make a total of 100’ puzzles

‘Sum and product’ logic puzzles

Cryptarithms

Creating ‘Magic Squares’

The four-fours problem

Find all of the possibilities

Make a list or table

‘Draw a picture’

What number am I?

Choose an operation

Solving problems involving money

KenKen puzzles

More ‘Ken Ken’ puzzles

The language of Mathematics

Christmas Cryptarithms

Picture logic puzzles ( introduction to algebra )