SCHOOLS & TEACHERS

The goal for Australian schools and teachers is to address the

Five strands of Desirable Mathematical Actions for Students

Conceptual Understanding

Procedural Fluency

Strategic Competence

Adaptive Reasoning

Productive DIsposition

So that is automatically our goal too. Then we added the key: teach students sequentially, and in the way they learn.

So what does that mean exactly?

Your experience with Maths Australia must first embrace Productive Disposition so that we become partners in providing the finest possible outcomes for you, your school, teachers and students. Productive Disposition is described as

###### “a habitual inclination to see mathematics as sensible,useful and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in diligence and one’s own efficacy”.

So we’ve adopted and adapted that for our relationship with you, like this

###### “Maths Australia will foster a habitual inclination for our school and teacher clients to see Maths Australia as sensible, useful and worthwhile, coupled with a belief in their diligence and efficacy to improve the experience and outcomes of teaching and learning mathematics”.

Welcome to a teaching system that both understands and meets the “5 strands of desirable mathematical actions for students” so that you can teach every level of maths proficiency with ease.

Maths Australia has been providing maths learning and mastery solutions for teachers, schools and students at all levels from preschool to Year 12 in Australia for over 16 years. The results speak for themselves.

To receive your free schools sample kit and to connect personally with our National Director, please click the button below.

Visit Why Maths Australia for Schools? to understand why Maths Australia is your first choice for an effective and enjoyable maths learning experience that meets all ACARA curriculum requirements for Australian schools, teachers and students.

If you have any questions, we have a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions section, and a range of EVENTS we conduct or support. We always welcome your Contact, and to collaborating with you for your student's success.

Four easy steps to master maths forever!

Maths Australia's "Math-U-See" Program does not require your teachers to be maths experts. Our multi sensory and sequential mastery-based methodology provides you with everything your school needs to effectively teach maths mastery to every student.

Preparing the Lesson

To prepare, watch the lesson on the relevant DVD, then read and follow the instructions in the manual. Our detailed approach is research & evidence-based, thorough, comprehensive, and simple to follow from preschool - Yr 12.

Presenting the Lesson

Now that you understand the lesson content, present the lesson to your students with confidence. Using our fully integrated hands-on manipulatives and proven build-write-say methodoloy, your students understand and enjoy maths as they are taught the way they learn.

Practicing for Mastery

Using our build-write-say methodology, your student applies a hands-on approach to understanding each lesson and teaches the lesson back to you (or a fellow student). Consumable workbooks provide simple computations and life application questions to confirm mastery.

Progress after Mastery

Once mastery is demonstrated, your student progresses. Maths Australia's unique multi-sensory and sequential learning system ensures that your student develops confidence in application before they progress.

The exclusive Maths Australia Online Placement Tests identify a student’s current level of maths mastery and ensure that each student is placed at the most effective entry level in the Math-U-See program. The placement test also helps to identify any conceptual holes in their understanding so that action can be taken to fill the gaps, assist in later assessment and monitor their progress and mastery.

For accurate placement:

Watch the short video “Administering the Placement Test”.

If the student 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 in our sequential framework.

Progress through each Placement Test until the student begins to struggle or shows signs of not understanding the questions.

The Placement Test where the student starts to struggle and scores less than 80-90% correct is the level to commence Math-U-See e.g. commence on Gamma Level if they do not receive 90% on Gamma Test.

Please note: If the student 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.

Schools currently using Math-U-See

### 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

- Students who are ready for Geometry have successfully completed Pre-Algebra (generally an eighth-grade math course). It is highly recommended that Algebra 1 be completed as well.Start Geometry Placement Test

### Algebra 2

Students who are ready for Algebra 2

- Students who are ready for Geometry have successfully completed Pre-Algebra (generally an eighth-grade math course). It is highly recommended that Algebra 1 be completed as well.Start Geometry Placement Test

### Pre-Calculus

Students who are ready for PreCalculus

- Students who are ready for Geometry have successfully completed Pre-Algebra (generally an eighth-grade math course). It is highly recommended that Algebra 1 be completed as well.Start Geometry Placement Test

### Calculus

Students who are ready for Calculus