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2. 10 Performance-Based STEM Projects for Years 5-8
10 Performance-Based STEM Projects for Years 5–8 provides 10 ready-made projects designed to help students achieve higher levels of thinking and develop 21st century skills while learning about science, technology, engineering and maths. Learn More
A\$45.95
3. Well Played, 6-8: Building Mathematical Thinking Through Number and Algebraic Games and Puzzles

Students love math games and puzzles, but how much are they really learning from the experience? Too often, math games are thought of as just a fun activity or enrichment opportunity. Learn how to make games and puzzles an integral learning component and gain unique access to student thinking.

A\$42.95
4. It’s All Relative: Key Ideas and Common Misconceptions About Ratio and Proportion, Grades 6-7

For years, students have been taught to cross multiply when presented with proportion problems. Few understand what they were doing or why they were doing it. Rarely were students invited to think about various representations to determine the relationship between the two ratios being compared. This guide will help you provide students with the conceptual understanding of ratios and proportional thinking that is essential for solving real-world problems and achieving success in higher-level mathematics. The authors particularly emphasise how to use visual models to represent ratios and proportional thinking. These visual models, which may be new to many teachers, enhance students' conceptual understanding and improve ability to solve a wide range of proportional reasoning problems.

A\$32.95
5. Helping Students Become Equation Experts

The award-winning Equation Expert uses a simple and logical visual approach that makes sense to anyone who might be left behind by a traditional means of learning to solve equations. Use the provided Equation Expert template to clarify and solve twenty different kinds of equations, including mathematical and scientific formulas. Helping Students Become Equation Experts includes the Equation Expert template itself, along with a guide for teachers that includes practice problems and assessments for students.

A\$29.95
6. Zip-Around Games

Zip-Around card games are an engaging way for the whole class to learn and practise new concepts together. Students will have fun as they cooperate in exciting, fast-paced games that sharpen their skills in maths, build their vocabulary and learn to listen to each other. Titles in this series include: Maths Games: Practise mental multiplication and division, work with fractions and solve worded problems. Vocabulary Games: Introduce synonyms, metaphors, alliteration and homonyms, and  apply effective strategies for learning new words. Following Directions: Encourage active listening (and laughter!) as students sing, stamp their feet and even moo like cows to complete a sequence of tasks together. Each Zip-Around set comes with eight individual games, as well as a booklet containing game instructions, answer keys and additional reproducible resources for introducing and reinforcing each activity.

Starting at A\$35.95

7. Zip-Around Maths Games: Ready-to-use, Interactive Card Games for the Whole Class
Zip-Around Maths Games are an exciting way to engage your middle years class in learning and applying mathematical concepts. Students will love the eight fast-paced games as they sharpen their skills in multiplication and division, work with fractions, solve worded problems and more! Learn More
A\$35.95
8. Could You Live Underwater?: A Design Thinking and STEM Curriculum Unit for Curious Learners

In this engaging design thinking adventure, students utilise STEM skills and creative thinking to research, design and build prototypes of the underwater house of the future! After researching the effects of climate change on people throughout the world, learners narrow their focus to tackle an aspect of designing underwater that grabs their imaginations. The unit includes six modules with flexible time constraints, meaning teachers can implement the unit in as little as six class periods or as many as six weeks. At every stage, learners draw on creativity and collaboration as they build STEM skills while completing fun activities that meet the requirements of the Australian Curriculum: English and Technologies content descriptions for Years 5 and 6.

A\$35.95
9. Smart Starters

A Smart Starter changes "extra" moments in a classroom setting into teachable moments. They are designed to take short amounts of time. However, Smart Starters are NOT short on substance. The Smart Starters in this series are packed full of important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend. As their name suggests, they are good for igniting learning. Instead of the slow move into a class period, lesson or school day, a Smart Starter quick-starts the action. Each one warms up the brain with a sparkling challenge. Students also need this kind of spark at times other than the beginning of the day or class period. Use a Smart Starter any time there is a lull, or any time students need a break from a longer activity.

Starting at A\$15.95

10. Energising Smart Starters - Pre-Algebra: Motivational Exercises to Stimulate the Brain

The Smart Starters in this book are packed full of vitally important skills to practise and polish or to reinforce and extend pre-algebra concepts in mathematics. Smart Starter activities are designed to be completed in short amounts of time. The Smart Starters are grouped by general topics and skill areas into: Numbers and Number Systems; Integers; Mathematical Expressions; Inequalities and Equations; Graphing; and Conundrums and Puzzles. One or more of them might help to ease students into a new area of study. All starters can be expanded and extended. A Smart Starter may inspire your students to develop questions or examples along the same lines, expanding the warm-up into a full-blown maths lesson.

A\$15.95
11. I've Got It!

Easily track your middle years students' progress in Mathematics, Grammar and Reading Comprehension with the I've Got It! series. Each reproducible worksheet focuses on one of 35 skills required for overall mastery of a particular subject. Activities require students to demonstrate basic knowledge, before moving on to higher-level questions that encourage critical thinking and application. Cumulative tasks bring these skills together so that students can integrate and practise their newly-acquired knowledge.

A flexible classroom tool, teachers can use the activities in the I've Got It! series for both formative and summative assessment. The included progress charts allow both teachers and students to assess their current understanding and indicate where more instruction is required.

Starting at A\$19.95

12. I've Got it! Advanced Maths Skills: Easy-to-use Assessments to Show Proof of Mastery

I've Got It! Advanced Maths Skills provides reproducible activities to assess students' mastery of advanced maths skills. The tasks, each just a single page, begin with a basic knowledge question and move to higher-level questions that require students to apply the skill and think critically.