# Materials & Equipment

Useful Teaching Aids for Your Classroom### Digital Resources

Seeing as a number of teachers have requested it, I’ve added a digital resources section to the website! These are some sets of cards that I (actually, his assistant/daughter) put together to print out and use in classroom activities. There’s no specific activity attached to them, so feel free to use them as you please. It might be a game of in-betweenies, get me to 10/get me to 1000, or even just having your students sort them from highest to lowest.

### Physical Resources

These are some useful bits and pieces that I’d reccommend having around your classroom if you can. They’re great for classroom activities and can be handy tools for kids to use in their problem solving strategies, especially in the younger year levels. Some of them, like the old phone books, might be a bit hard to find these days!

- Stopwatch/es
- Large measuring tape/s
- Metric tape measures
- Container/s of multilink (all grade levels)
- Playing decks of cards (all grade levels)
- Sets of 0 to 9 numbers
- Container/s of assorted dice
- Container/s of 1 to 6 dice (all grade levels)
- Blank spinners
- Blank dice (1 -6, 0 – 9; etc.)
- Large decagon dice
- Set of 1 to 100 cards
- Analogue-digital clocks
- 2 packs of transparent spinners
- Double sided (2 coloured) counters
- Transparent counters
- Equivalence fraction towers (not just fraction towers!)
- Packets of large, coloured popsticks
- Set/s of large playing cards
- Calculators (good quality – big buttons and good-sized screen)
- Protractors
- Geometry templates/mathomats
- Laminated probability line
- Containers of assorted buttons
- 1 to 100 number charts
- 0 to 99 number charts
- Turn and Learn board
- 30cm rulers
- Packets of fraction pies/pizzas
- Sets of fraction circles
- Sets of fraction triangles
- Sets of fraction squares
- Packets of 4 coloured counters
- Sets of tangrams
- Set/s of floor number mats (1 to 10)
- Laminated 1 to 100 chart/s (large and small)

## RECOMMENDED REFERENCES/RESOURCE BOOKS:

It’s almost impossible to keep up with all the publications that are out there

for maths – and triple that for keeping up with on-line resources – but here

are some reference/resource books that I really trust and that are

philosophically sound.

## Maths On The Go 1

## Maths On The Go 2

## Open-Ended Maths Tasks

**Books 1 and 2; Kate Emry, Lyn Lewis, Clare Morfett.**

Hawker Brownlow Education; ISBN 1 74170 230 5 [prep to 6]

## Number Sense; A. McIntosh,

** **B. Reys, R. Reys; Dale Seymour Publications.

4 books in the series. **{try book depository, fishpond, google, – anywhere!}**

Number Sense – Grades 1-2; ISBN 1 57232 261 6

Number Sense – Grades 3-4; ISBN 1 57232 262 4

Number Sense – Grades 4-6; ISBN 1 57232 263 2

Number Sense – Grades 6-8; ISBN 1 57232 264 0

## Open Ended Maths Activities;

** P.Sullivan, P. Lilburn; Oxford**;

ISBN 0 19 554099 9; Open Ended Maths Activities – Second Edition, P.Sullivan, P.

Lilburn; Oxford; ISBN 0 19 551768 7 [prep to 8]

## Mathematics Assessment for Learning: Rich Tasks and Work Samples

Ann Downton, Rose Knight, Doug Clarke, Gerard Lewis; Australian Catholic University;

ISBN 0-9756718 5 5 (purchase through ACU) [prep to 8]

## Challenging Maths Tasks – unlocking the potential of all students.

Peter Sullivan.

Oxford

## Teaching and Assessing MATHS Through Open-ended Activities;

Pat Lilburn and

Irene Sawczak; Pearson Australia [prep to 6]

## Elementary and Middle School Mathematics - Teaching

Developmentally; Edition 8.

Pearson Education. Van De Walle; Karp; Bat-Williams. 1-292-02107-1. [F to year 8]

## Engaging Maths: 25 favourite lessons

Doug Clarke & Anne Roche; Contact Doug

Clarke – doug.clarke@acu.edu.au

## Engaging Maths: 21 More favourite lessons

Doug Clarke, Anne Roche & Matt

Sexton; Mathematics Teaching and Learning Centre; ISBN 9780975671870 [F to Year 6]

## Think Mathematically

Alistair McIntosh, Ellita DeNardi, Paul Swan; Longman;

ISBN 0 582 80314 4. [Years 1 to 6]

## The New Primary Mathematics Handbook

Harry O’Brien, Greg Purcell; Oxford;

ISBN 0 7253 3333 2 [prep to 6]

## Building Thinking Classrooms In Mathematics

Peter Liljedahl; Corwin.

www.corwin.com [Years Prep to 12]

## Mathematical Mindsets

Jo Boaler; Jossey-Bass; www.josey-bass.com .

[Years Foundation to 12]

## Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics in Australia

Tony Cotton, Jess

Greenbaum and Michael Minas; Routledge www.routledge.com/education