PARENTS

Maths Australia delivers on all five of the

Five strands of Desirable Mathematical Actions for Students

Conceptual Understanding

Procedural Fluency

Strategic Competence

Adaptive Reasoning

Productive Disposition

Then we add a sixth strand called hands-on fun and it makes all the difference.

“Enjoyment, amusement or light-hearted pleasure.”

Learning with the Maths Australia system really does make maths fun for parents, teachers and students. Literally thousands of students have already benefited from the multi sensory and hands-on Maths Australia system and we have a myriad of testimonials from satisfied students, families, teachers and schools across the nation.

She has gone from passionately HATING maths and mentally shutting down at the mere mention of it, to actually asking for maths problems to be given to her in her free time ‐ for fun!

Maths Australia is unique. It suits all abilities and uses a fun , multi sensory, interactive approach

The secret ingredient is hands-on fun!

This really is a teaching system that both understands and meets the “5 strands of desirable mathematical actions for students” so that your child can achieve mastery at every level of proficiency and have FUN while they are doing it!

Maths Australia has been providing maths learning and mastery solutions at all levels from pre-school to Year 12 in Australia for over 16 years and the results speak for themselves.

- Hands-on learning with our manipulatives simplify learning from pre-school right through to year 10.

- The lesson-by-lesson DVD and Manual gives clear instructions for teaching

- Student workbooks provide practice and keep a record of the progress you make

- Maths Australia aligns with ACARA curriculum requirements across Australia.

Even if you have children at different ages and levels you will find Math-U-See easy to use, engaging and FUN at every level. All the checks are in place to make sure your child achieves understanding and mastery before they move to the next level.

Have your kids take a placement test to see where exactly in the program they need to begin to learn maths for fun, then visit our shop and buy the program that meets their exact needs.

Once you've purchased the correct level, our comprehensive and simple-to-follow instruction manuals and lesson-by-lesson DVDs enable you to become directly engaged and active in your child's learning. You are provided with everything needed for them to excel in maths, from preschool to Year 12.

Visit our Resources pages for additional materials, from lessons to worksheets to curriculum alignment to corrections – no matter what you need, it’s all there.

If you have any further questions, we have a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions section, there are a range of EVENTS we conduct or support. We always welcome your Contact and would love to hear from you.

Four easy steps to master maths forever!

It doesn’t matter whether you were a whiz at maths or you struggled all the way through school, the Maths Australia system provides a sure-fire way to make teaching and learning easy, effective and fun.

Preparing the lesson

....is simple ! Just watch and follow the instructions on the lesson-by-lesson DVD and in the manual. Be assured : our approach is research & evidence-based, thorough, comprehensive, and simple to follow from preschool - Yr 12.

Presenting to your student

....is easy ! You teach with confidence now that you've understood the lesson content from the DVD and Instruction manual. Using our fully integrated hands-on manipulatives and proven build-write-say teaching system, your student understands - and enjoys - maths.

Practicing for Mastery

....is just as it sounds ! Once a concept becomes clear through our revolutionary multi-sensory and sequential learning approach , your student practices through teaching the lesson back to you and completing workbooks. The student workbooks provide simple computations and life application questions to confirm mastery.

Progress after mastery

....is where you get to witness your student’s enjoyment of maths as it grows and develops. Maths Australia's unique multi-sensory and sequential learning system ensures that your student develops confidence in both understanding and application before they progress to new material.

The exclusive Maths Australia Online Placement Tests identify your child’s current level of maths mastery and ensure that they are placed at the most accurate entry level in the Math-U-See program. The Placement Tests will also help you to identify any conceptual holes in their understanding so action can be taken to fill the gaps, assist in later assessment and monitor their progress and mastery.

Administering the Placement Test:

For accurate placement:

Watch the short video “Administering the Placement Test”.

If your child can recognise, read, and write the numbers 0-10, begin with the Alpha Placement Test. It is critical that you determine their current level of maths mastery, and understanding.

Progress through every Placement Test until your child begins to struggle or shows signs of not understanding the questions.

The Placement Test where your child starts to struggle and gains less than 80-90% correct answers is the level to begin Math-U-See. i.e. commence on Gamma Level if they do not receive 90% on Gamma Placement Test.

Please note: If your child is finger or unit counting, they will need to commence at Alpha Level regardless of their age. If you have any questions at all in regards to administering or interpreting these placement tests, please contact us.

### Alpha

Students who are ready for Alpha

- can accurately count up to 9
- can associate a number with a given quantity of objects
- can write the numerals 0 to 9
- can follow simple directions
- can engage in a lesson with an instructor for about 15 minutes
- can work to commit addition and subtraction facts to memory
- can persevere at a task until new skills are mastered

### Beta

Students who are ready for Beta

- can count by tens
- can begin at any number and count to 100
- can write any number between 0 and 999
- can recall the addition and subtraction facts from memory
- can use place value to identify the digits that represent units, tens, and hundreds
- can write a mathematical expression (number sentence) to represent a word problem
- can solve for an unknown in a simple addition or subtraction equation

### Gamma

Students who are ready for Gamma

- can read and write numbers through the hundred thousands
- can count by twos, fives, and tens
- can recall addition and subtraction facts from memory
- can add and subtract multiple-digit numbers, using regrouping (carrying or borrowing) as needed

### Delta

Students who are ready for Delta

- can comfortably add or subtract multiple-digit numbers, using regrouping as needed
- can recall single-digit multiplication facts from memory
- can demonstrate a multiplication problem by building or drawing a rectangle
- can list the multiplication facts of a given number
- can solve for an unknown factor
- can write a subtraction equation (number sentence) to solve a word problem
- can write a multiplication equation (number sentence) to solve a word problem

### Epsilon

Students who are ready for Epsilon

- can comfortably add or subtract multiple-digit numbers, using regrouping as necessary
- can demonstrate a division problem by drawing a diagram
- can give the quotients for single-digit division facts from memory
- can comfortably multiply multiple-digit numbers, regrouping as necessary
- can comfortably divide multiple-digit numbers with remainders
- can determine and apply the operation(s) needed to solve a word problem

### Zeta

Students who are ready for Zeta

- can competently add, subtract, multiply, and divide multiple-digit whole numbers
- can competently add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
- can competently add, subtract, multiply, and divide mixed numbers
- can determine and apply the operation(s) necessary to solve a word problem with whole numbers or fractions

### Pre-Algebra

Students who are ready for Pre-Algebra

- can easily add, subtract, multiply, and divide multiple-digit whole numbers
- can proficiently add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions
- can proficiently add, subtract, multiply, and divide mixed numbers
- can proficiently add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimal numbers
- can convert between a fraction, decimal, and percent
- can determine and apply the operation(s) necessary to solve a word problem with whole numbers, fractions, or decimals

### Algebra 1

Students who are ready for Algebra 1

- can proficiently add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, mixed numbers, and decimals
- can convert between a fraction, decimal, and percent
- can solve one-step equations
- can plot points on a number line and coordinate grid
- can perform operations with integers
- can write an algebraic expression to solve a word problem

### Geometry

Students who are ready for Geometry

- have successfully completed Pre-Algebra (generally an eighth-grade math course)It
- have successfully completed an Algebra 1 course (highly recommended)

### Algebra 2

Students who are ready for Algebra 2

- have successfully completed an Algebra 1 course

### Pre-Calculus

Students ready for PreCalculus

- have successfully completed an Algebra 2 course

### Calculus

Students ready for Calculus

- have successfully completed a Pre-Calculus course