Task 225, Add The Pack, involves the challenge of summing all the numbers in a special reduced pack of playing cards. In line with the mathematicians question Can I check this another way?, the emphasis is on finding more than one way. Suitable for Years 3 - 8.
Task 226, Playing With Objects, helps to develop language and properties of a wide range of three dimensional objects. Suitable for infants through to upper primary school.
Task 227, Volume Line Up, adds strength to our Measurement component across all year levels. It uses some wonderful new equipment that allows volume to be estimated and measured using a variety of interesting mathematical objects. For older high school students the equipment hints at mathematical links between objects such as cubes and pyramids.
Task 228, Koala Carts, is a sorting and classifying task using colourful koalas which are driven along a roadway designed by students. 'Street signs' indicate which colour or size of koala is driven along which road. The task challenges students to predict and describe the koalas that will be delivered on the top road. Suitable for Years 3 - 8.
You are invited to check the relevant Tasks By Country in the Resources link on the left. These prices come into effect immediately.
As part of this revision we have also been able to expand the usefulness of the Resources link for everyone, including Australian teachers, by:
The Year 7 and Year 9 statewide mathematics test results from one class at Cressy District High School were compared. This class had more or less stayed together during those three years. Each year, the class had a different teacher.
The comparison of the test results showed that between Years 7 & 9 this class had improved 20 percentile points! The independent state assessment shifted the class from well below average to a little above average.
Many schools accepted to the invitation to become Early Bird participants in these professional development initiatives. For those who missed that opportunity there are still some places available. In particular, Victorian schools should act immediately to secure places.