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The Maths Australia system is designed to fit your needs and the needs of your students.

The exclusive Maths Australia “manipulatives” and overlays mean that you can convert concepts into a concrete experience for your students, so they make a “here and now” connection with maths in application, rather than struggling with an abstract mental concept.

You will achieve clarity with hands on tools that really work.

The colours and design of the manipulatives provide a visual and spatial interaction that supports memory and provides recognition so that the concepts become fixed and memorable.

You can utilise the Maths Australia system as a working guide in a step by step process or investigate fully to have your students achieve mastery at each level of the programme

Concepts are dealt with at a 3D level before moving to 2D and you can purchase the 3D manipulatives (blocks) that cleverly demonstrate both positive and negative numbers in an interactive, visual and kinaesthetic (hands-on) way that cements understanding and memory with minimum effort.

Other tactile tools are also available to deepen your students experience and understanding.

The teaching manuals and DVD instruction mean you directly engaged and active in their learning,whether meeting and demonstrating basic concepts or achieving maths mastery.

Visit our Resources pages to equip yourself with everything you need to make maths simple and fun, from lessons to worksheets to curriculum alignment to corrections – no matter what your tutoring needs. It’s all there.

Visit TESTIMONIALS to appreciate how other tutors and special learning educators appreciate the Maths Australia system.

You’ll find there are many other tutors and special needs educatorswho are using and have remarked on the affordability AND effectiveness of the Maths Australia programme.

Choose exactly which specific kinaesthetic tools you need to provide for your student by visiting our shop.

If you have any questions, we have a comprehensive Frequently Asked Questions section, there are a range of EVENTS we conduct or support. We always welcome your Contact directly by phone or email.

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 and fun.

1

Preparing the lesson

is simple as each lesson has clear instructions on DVD for you to follow. Just watch and follow the instructions on the DVD and you know your approach is thorough and comprehensive, no matter what level you are applying.

2

Presenting to your student

means using the colourful “manipulative” blocks and other interactive tools plus student workbooks that make up the unique learning method that is the Maths Australia system and following the instructions on DVD to complete each lesson.

3

Practicing for Mastery

is just as it sounds. Once a concept becomes clear through the Maths Australia revolutionary multi-sensory and sequential learning approach (this is a big part of the secret that makes Maths Australia’s system so powerful and effective), you practice what you’ve learned together to achieve mastery

4

Progress after mastery

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

The exclusive Maths Australia Online Placement Tests identify your student’s current level of maths mastery and ensure that each student is placed at the best possible entry level in the curriculum. The placement test will also help 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.

Please Watch the Video below


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. Download and print the test pdf situated on the right hand side of this page.

Progress through every 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 gains less than 80-90% correct answers 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.

For accurate placement:

 

 

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

  • 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