Book 1 resources

Creative Activities in Mathematics Book 1Creative Activities in Mathematics Book 1 provides twelve different class activities suitable for students in lower and middle primary school (Foundation to Year 4), along with teaching notes and staged lesson plans.

About the authors

Derek Holton is a mathematician and an Honorary Professor at the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.

Cath Pearn is a Senior Research Fellow in the ACER Institute and a lecturer in Mathematics Education at the University of Melbourne.

Student materials

Download a full set of activity sheets that provide a framework for student responses. These can be printed or copied for use in class.

Download activity sheets

Additional online resources

Part 1: Number and Algebra

Chapter 1: Numbers and words

Chapter 2: Cats and dogs

Chapter 3: Difference and sum problems

Chapter 4: Arks and Tarks

Chapter 5: The farmyard problem

Chapter 6: The 12 game


Part 2: Measurement and Geometry

Chapter 7: Classroom shapes

Chapter 8: Jenny's jelly bean problem

Chapter 9: Horrible Hal’s humungous hall


Part 3: Statistics and Probability

Chapter 10: The longest name

Chapter 11: Penny’s Pet Shop

Chapter 12: The teddies’ race

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