How Multi-Sensory Maths Works

Numeracy instruction - Pre-school to Year 12 - with an explicit, student-paced, research backed approach.

Our multisensory maths approach uses innovative 'manipulatives' (specialised, hands-on maths learning tools), which create the foundations for mastering maths.  We focus on achieving maths mastery at every stage before progressing to learning the next concept.

Using our specially developed 4-Step Method and cumulative reviews, we then help students refine and retain their knowledge in maths.

The end result? Maths becomes concrete, useful and relevant to their everyday lives. And students feel more engaged, empowered and confident in their maths ability!

Our teaching approach is entirely adaptable to every learning style and level of maths, making maths accessible to anyone.

TRAINING FOR EDUCATORS

( Numeracy Specialists, Intervention Specialists, Tutors & Teachers )

A qualified and skilled teacher is essential for effective maths instruction. It's not enough to just follow a program. And so we've taken our 24+ years of research, success and experience, and created signature trainings that incorporate the latest research and best practices so that you understand not only Why - but How - to incorporate effective pedagogy into your practice and teach maths effectively. 

SEE IT

FEEL IT

WRITE IT

SAY IT

It's explicit maths instruction, in action. More formally, we talk about this as a part of our signature I-CRAVE Methodology.

IDENTIFY

Identify description

CONCRETE

Concrete

REPRESENTATIONAL

Rep

ABSTRACT

Abstract

VERBAL

Verbal

EXPLICIT

Explicit

ONLINE COURSES

Self-Paced Online Professional Development and Mentoring

TOTAL MATHS MASTERY 

Master a research & evidence-based approach to effective, explicit numeracy instruction

This year-long mentoring is our most comprehensive training in explicit multi-sensory maths within a research and evidence based RTI framework. Specific for teaching students requiring intervention, and 'best practice' for teaching general students maths mastery.
Includes: 1:1 mentoring, quarterly group implementation sessions, lifetime training access, manipulatives & more.

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHS

Place Value, Addition, Subtraction & Time training for teaching students from Primary - Grade 7 and for those requiring intervention. Here we cover the foundations of teaching maths that are absolutely essential to a students progress.

MULTIPLICATION AND DIVISION

Learn to teach Multiplication and Division in a simple, step-by-step way using our rectangle model, ICRAVE* Methodology and the same Integer Block Kit from your previous training. Recommended prerequisite - 'Foundations Of Maths' Training.

FOCUS ON FRACTIONS

Perfect for all teachers looking for an easy way to teach fractions, decimals, percents in a simple and effective manner. No prerequisites, other than our one manipulative that progresses a student through these maths levels.

MANIPULATIVES

Manipulatives are a crucial learning tool which help students understand maths in a concrete way before translating this to the abstract (letters and numbers on a page)

The materials you need in order to teach:
Manipulatives

The manipulatives in each complete set will differ slightly according to the topics that are taught in that level. For example, the Integer Block Kit is used to teach addition, subtraction and basic foundational maths, whereas the Fraction Overlays are used to teach fractions and the Algebra Decimal Inserts are used to teach algebra, decimals and percents.

CRA MATHS MULTI-SENSORY

integer block kit

levels: primer, alpha, beta, gamma, delta

The CRA Multi-sensory Integer Block Kit is the ONLY teaching tool you'll ever need for teaching place value, addition, subtraction, time, multiplication, division & more. Their larger 'lego-compatible' size and accuracy of fit means they can be used with confidence in all applications.

The attractive and durable storage box with two inner trays keeps the blocks tidy, simplifies clean up, and is a useful teaching tool for select students.
One CRA Multi-sensory Integer Block Kit is suitable for 1-3 students.

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CRA MATHS MULTI-SENSORY

ADVANCED kit

level: epsilon, ZETA, PRE-ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA 1

Used for teaching fractions, decimals, percents and algebra, this CRA Multi-sensory Advanced Kit is the only kit you'll need for extending a student's understanding beyond whole numbers.
Based on the rectangle model and made of high quality, uniquely colored cards, clear plastic overlays and a full set of math symbols, these can be used either as a stand-alone teaching tool; for Maths Australia's Fractions Training; or with Math U See Levels Epsilon, Zeta, Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1. Note: no other kit is required here.

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS 

  • Lesson Planners
  • Lesson Objectives Sheets
  • Scope and Sequence
  • Math Facts Sheets
  • Research Documentation

Multi-sensory Maths is grounded in two key principles:

EXPLICIT Mastery-based teaching

Maths is a sequential subject. Every concept must be clearly understood before moving onto the next. Our approach includes getting students to teach a concept back to you—the maths teacher or tutor—to demonstrate that mastery has been achieved.

We follow a simple 4-Step Process for introducing, practicing, mastering and reviewing every concept. Our process gives maths teachers all the information and tools you’ll need to help a student progress onto the next lesson.

This innovative program brings simplicity to maths teaching, benefitting schools, homeschoolers and tutors across Australia.

Concept-based learning

While memorising basic facts and formulas is still an essential part of learning, we know that learning to apply concepts to real-life is what really makes them stick.

Our teaching starts with (in our early levels) hands-on 'manipulatives' so kids get to actually see, touch and feel the numbers they are working with. We use this multi-sensory experience to solve fun, everyday life situations in maths.

As students progress to the more abstract, the early-level learning serves as a solid foundation for truly understanding new concepts... all the way up to our university-grade levels in Pre-calculus and Calculus.

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