Books

The materials available through OTRNet have been prepared by people with classroom teaching experience and have been trialled and developed in school situations.

OTRNet Publications

OTRNet publishes a series of 35 Integrated Maths Modules. Investigations 1, a printed form of its Subscription Service, Category A is now also available. Other resources are also being developed.

Paul Swan's Texts

Dr Paul Swan

Dr Paul Swan has written a wide range of resources for primary and middle school mathematics education. OTRNet have now linked with Paul to provide access to his materials, to his Professional Development packages, and to information on teaching mathematics. As Paul's section of our web site builds you will be able to access his materials, his knowledge, and Paul, directly through OTRNet.

 

Activities That Teach

"Working Mathematically - Activities that teach" is a series of 5 workbooks with carefully sequenced hands-on activities that cover "working mathematically" outcomes. Through working mathematically, students build an understanding of crucial mathematical concepts and relationships. They also come to appreciate the significance of mathematics to other learning areas and its application to everyday life.

The philosophy behind the "Working Mathematically - Activities that teach" workbooks is that of the mathematician, Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662) who wrote: "We are usually convinced more easily by reasons we have found ourselves than by those which have occurred to others".

 

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Avanti Mental Maths & Networking Times Tables

Ellita De Nardi

Ellita De Nardi is an experienced Primary Teacher who has worked extensively at many levels with children learning mathematics and with primary mathematics teachers.

Educational Directions Publications

Educational Directions Publications is a Western Australian based publisher of educational textbooks.

Working Mathematically

Dr Elena Stoyanova is the author of Teaching and Assessing Working Mathematically - Books 1 & 2.

Mark R. O'Brien's Texts

Mark R. O'Brien

Mark O'Brien is one of the authors of the Integrated Maths Modules and is the developer of the concept of the Online Teachers' Resource Network.

McMaster & Mitchelmore

"Working Mathematically - Activities that teach" is a series of 5 workbooks with carefully sequenced hands-on activities that cover "working mathematically" outcomes. Through working mathematically, students build an understanding of crucial mathematical concepts and relationships. They also come to appreciate the significance of mathematics to other learning areas and its application to everyday life.

Emma Tomkinson

Emma Tomkinson is the author of Cooking Up Times Tables.

Hurn, Anderson & Swan

The MATH O MAGIC series is a series of 12 puzzle books.

Networking Tables Series

The Networking Tables series provides you with a series of eight blackline master books covering the 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 6x, 7x, 8x, and 9x tables. Each of these books has around 70 pages of photocopiable activities. Activities contained are based on the key principles of the Curriculum Framework. This is an ideal resource for children in gaining an understanding of the times tables and improving recall of the number facts. The books cover basic times tables, extensions of tables facts and other areas of number in a way that will help children develop understanding.

Living Maths Series

The Living Maths series has a core of eight books which systematically address the basic mathematics skills that students need for real life situations. The series is designed in two strands which are intended for use over the two years before students enter upper school (age 14 and 15), but could easily be extended into a third year (age 13). The emphasis is on the mathematics required for everyday life.

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The same topics are revisited at increasing levels of difficulty in a spiral approach. The sequential development contained in these books enables students to progress steadily through the key competencies. The regular revision of ideas allows for consolidation in the longer term.

This series of books provides an enormous resource with more material than most classes will require. This gives teachers the flexibility to select work appropriate to their particular class without the need to seek support materials. The carefully graded problems allow for students of differing ability to use these books, simply going as far in each exercise as their development allows.

Each of these books is a total teaching package containing:

Number Skills Development, Projects, Puzzles, Extensions, Newspaper Searches, Real Life Problems, Computing, Literacy Development, Games, & Library Research.

Support books in the form of Teacher's Guides, Mental Books and Test Books are available for this series. The four Teacher's Guides offer extra assistance to teachers with planning and programming and provide solutions and marking guides to all extended activities from the books.

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Applicable Maths Series

There are two books in this series designed for the Applicable Mathematics Course in Western Australia.

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