Learn the maths approach that delivers exceptional results for students and teachers
Give your students a deeper understanding and greater confidence of mathematical concepts
Multisensory maths will support your teaching
Great for 1-on-1 and group lessons
Our methodologies and recommended programs are designed for differentiation, so you can tailor your teaching to suit each students' varying needs. This approach works easily 1-on-1 or with group lessons.
We provide programs with video lessons, student and teacher workbooks and solutions, so you can be confident to deliver the program accurately. We also have training available to help you get the best results.
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.
Designed to be hands on
Our programs are multi-sensory, meaning your students will learn maths using real objects, rather than just learning from a book and trying to conceptualise*. The manipulatives (hands-on tools) are our starting place; our main teaching tool and are adaptable to suit all ages, grade levels and learning styles. They have been proven by thousands of Australian students to be incredibly effective. *Our later advanced levels don't use manipulatives, but they do build on the understanding from the foundational levels.
Based on mastery, not speed
The Maths Australia approach is not based on keeping up, it's based on mastering a topic area and then moving on to the next. This mastery approach caters for kids who are ahead of their grade or struggling to keep up. Students develop a deeper, more satisfying & concrete understanding of concepts through our methodologies which helps you, the teacher, keep your students engaged in class.
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 built-in
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). Plus, the testing at the end of each lesson makes sure your student has fully understood the concept that has been taught before moving on.
CPD Multi-sensory maths training
We also offer training for those who want to extend their understanding of Maths Australia's CRA 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.
Visit our training page, or get in touch with us.
Australian Curriculum outcomes
Learning occurs, according to research and evidence-based methodology, with students mastering each concept before moving on to the next, sequentially. Therefore, if you're looking to aligns 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). The depth of knowledge far outweighs the extra little bit of effort on your part.
Want a sample pack to present to your school board?
Our specialised Sample Packs provide in-depth documentation, resources and case studies for using our multi sensory approach and showcase the efficacy of using our recommended MSM 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
Want to present this approach to your school?
Need to know which level is best for your student?
Already know what products level you need?
For larger groups using the Placement Test, please contact us directly using this form and we can set you up with a group-specific Teacher's Placement Test pack, so you can print it off and use it in class.
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?
INTEGER BLOCK KIT
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.