Learn the multi-sensory maths approach that delivers exceptional results for students and teachers
Transform your students understanding and confidence in maths through following research based RTI recommendations and hands-on mastery-based knowledge that works.
Multi-sensory maths and our ICRAVE* Maths Methodology will transform your students maths outcomes for life.
Individualised intervention, small groups and classrooms.
Our methodologies and recommended programs are designed for differentiation, so you can tailor your teaching to suit each students' learning needs. This enables you to follow a simple 'Response To Intervention' approach across your entire school.
Our comprehensive teacher training and maths programs with video lessons, student and teacher workbooks and solutions, enable you to confidently implement this research based pedagogy in 1:1 intervention, small groups and whole classrooms.
Multi-sensory learning to teach maths as we would any language.
Our most effective learning happens when all of our senses are engaged. Auditory, visual, kinesthetic and tactile faculties enable us to retain knowledge with greater certainty and application than relying on text books and abstract concepts*. Maths is a language, and so our two manipulatives are your main teaching tools that bring meaning to the symbology and language of maths, in fact bringing the abstract symbols to life. This learning suit all ages, grade levels and learning styles.
CPD Multi-sensory Maths Training
We offer training for those who want to extend their understanding of Maths Australia's ICRAVE" Maths approach to really solidify how you deliver maths as a teacher. In short, we teach you HOW to teach maths in a truly multi sensory way, sequentially and using an explicit direct instruction framework.
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Our ICRAVE* Maths approach is not based on keeping up, it's based on mastering a particular area and only then moving on to the next. Incorporating research and evidence-based recommendations for teaching maths to students requiring intervention, this approach caters best for kids that are struggling to progress. Students develop a deeper, more satisfying & concrete understanding of concepts through our methodologies which helps you, the teacher, keep your students engaged in class, and equips them for life.
Based on ability level, not grade
Our free online placement tests allow you to fully understand which level is appropriate for your student regardless of their expected school grade. By teaching based on what they do and don't know, you can instead fill the gaps or accelerate them at the appropriate pace to achieve the best results.
Cumulative reviews integrated
Maths Australia's approach is to build mechanisms into your teaching so you know (and your student knows) where they're up to at any point. Each concept builds on each other (you can't learn multiplication if you don't know addition and subtraction first). Review of past maths concepts are integrated within student books.
Foundational through to University level
Whether you're teaching younger children, or advanced-level maths students preparing for major exams, we've got you covered. Our teaching starts with a fun introduction to maths for the little ones and progress all the way through to an advanced Calculus level. Students learn by sequentially building on previous topics.
Australian Curriculum outcomes
Learning occurs, according to research and evidence-based methodology, with students mastering each concept before moving on to the next. This is best suited to a sequential instruction model. Therefore, if you're looking to align to ACARA guidelines you'll need to do so in a modified sequence based on mastery of each maths topic (rather than on a grade level basis).
Want a sample pack to present to your school board?
Our Sample Packs provide in-depth documentation, resources for using our multi sensory approach and showcase the efficacy of using our recommended program.
How our MultiSensory Maths Program Works
Prepare to teach
Each concept is clearly outlined with explicit guidelines on how to deliver every lesson with your students. Each level comes with instruction manuals and lesson-by-lesson videos. The hands-on manipulatives reinforce each concept in an engaging, multi-sensory way. Extra examples and activities, teaching tips, testing and answers are all included
Present your lesson
The instruction manuals will give you everything you need to present each lesson. Because you'll have a clear understanding of what your student needs to learn (using our free online placement tests), you'll know exactly where to start and what they need to focus on to move forward confidently with maths. Because you're meeting the student concepts they're up to, you'll be able to deliver excellent lessons, every time.
Build strong foundations
Practice each concept with your student using specific tools to build strong foundations in their understanding of maths, using elegant tools that can effectively and accurately represent each maths progression.
Our proven method (‘build-write-say’) will help you establish a systematic, hands-on approach to effective learning. Build each problem with the manipulatives, write it down step-by-step, then ask your student to say how the solution works. Learning is reinforced as the student explains the concept back to you. Regular use of the same manipulatives improves understanding and retention of each topic - so you won't have to go over each lesson again and again!
Progress with your student
Your students will develop mastery and, as a result, grow in confidence with maths as you help them tackle more concepts. They will have more confidence in you, in the tools used, and most importantly - in themselves.
Our recommended programs are designed to support individual learning at each student's own pace, and so tailoring your approach will help them really take the proper time to grasp each concept. Students develop maths mastery and confidence by fully understanding what's being taught to them, and progressing at pace appropriate to them.
Schools currently using Maths Australia's programs and training:
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Your next steps
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How does our recommended program align with the Australian Curriculum?
We advocate for a mastery-based teaching approach vs the Australian Curriculum "spiral approach" because research (and experience) shows that kids are more successful with maths when they build on their knowledge in a cumulative sequential manner. We have full documentation on fulfilling the Australian Curriculum requirements with our recommended program.
Quick guide: Our program levels
For a more in-depth look at every level of Math-U-See and demonstration videos, visit our levels page.
THE FOUNDATIONAL LEVELS
( Pre-school to Grade 8 and Intervention )
Our 7 foundational levels focus around multi-sensory maths using manipulatives (hands-on tools) and our 4-step methodology:
Students progress through each level sequentially (left to right above) to build on the foundational principles learnt in the previous levels. For some students, a particular level will be easy and they'll breeze through. For other students, that same level may take a little longer. The layout of the program caters to any student's learning speed.
Simply take your time on the levels you're struggling with, and breeze on through if you're mastering it quickly. Each level comes with lessons and materials to make sure 'mastery' of that level has been achieved before you move on to the next.
THE ADVANCED LEVELS
( Grade 8 to University Level )
As students progress into our advanced levels, the understanding developed in mastering the early Math-U-See levels form the backbone of knowledge as we move into more abstract concepts. Each level continues to sequentially build on previous mastery, all the way through to our final university-grade Calculus level.
What manipulatives do you need for each level?
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CRA MATHS MULTI-SENSORY
INTEGER BLOCK KIT
CRA MATHS MULTI-SENSORY
Because our manipulatives can be used for multiple levels, you do NOT need to purchase them every year.
Simply go to the level of choice and only add the products you need to the cart.