Learning and Teaching Support

From Term 1 2017, Victorian government and Catholic schools will use the new Victorian Curriculum F-10. Curriculum related information is currently being reviewed and may be subject to change.

For more information on the curriculum, see:
The Victorian Curriculum F–10 - VCAA

The following Mathematics and numeracy-related websites are grouped into Department resources and other resources. These links are a great resource for mathematics teachers with sites covering various aspects of mathematics teaching and numeracy.

AusVELS Mathematics eBookboxes

The AusVELS Mathematics eBookboxes support teachers of Mathematics from Foundation to Level 10/10A by providing high quality digital content organised around the key concepts/topics of AusVELS Mathematics.

The Mathematics eBookboxes F–10 and VCE can be found individually and as a package on FUSE. The Learning Resource ID of the package is F497FD.


Digital learning in Mathematics

CensusAtSchool - The CensusAtSchool Questionnaire.

CensusAtSchool Australia logoCensusAtSchool is an online questionnaire and analysis resource for students in Years 5–12 in Australian schools. Having access to real, contextualised data provides students with the opportunity to make meaningful use of statistics across a wide range of curriculum contexts. CensusAtSchool is voluntary and is provided strictly for educational purposes only.

Participating in the questionnaire is free and voluntary. The questionnaire has thirty questions about students’ lifestyles, preferences and opinions and takes around twenty minutes to complete. It provides a simple and innovative way for students to have hands-on experience with data collection and usage.

BBC Learning - provides an extensive array of digital resources to support the food Maths classroom.

FUSE provides access to relevant, informative and exciting online educational resources from around the world. All resources are recommended and reviewed by educators, and tagged according to audience, subject areas, AusVELS, post-compulsory and early childhood curriculum frameworks.


Department resources

Scaffolding practices for effective numeracy teachers (pdf - 29.23kb)
Twelve scaffolding practices for effective numeracy teachers that were researched in Victorian primary schools.

Task Types and Mathematics Learning logoTask Types and Mathematics Learning (TTML) is a set of classroom activities that were designed by Victorian teachers as part of an Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage project scheme conducted by Monash University and the Australian Catholic University.

Teaching approaches (pdf - 55.33kb) - This resource outlines Modelled, Shared and Guided teaching approaches. It is recommended that students, at different stages of their learning, experience each teaching approach depending on the topics covered and the support required for each.


Mathematics related websites

Ask Dr Math - Frequently Asked Questions - Students can access the answers to frequently asked question about mathematics, ranging from topics like "What is Pascal's triangle?", "How do I name a polygon?" and "What is the order of operations?" Recommendation: This site provides students with a means of investigating important and interesting mathematics questions and encourages them to ask their own questions. Consider starting an ask DR MATHS session in your class, where students can post questions of interest to them and teachers or other students can provide the answers.

Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers - AAMT is the nation’s premier organisation of mathematics educators. Choose Teaching Resources then Online Resources for links to a wide range of resources.

InterMath Project Website - Recommendation: A fabulous resource of ideas and activities for teaching fractions, decimals, patterns and relationships, and lots, lots more.

Mathematical Glossary for Middle Level Students - Various mathematics dictionaries may have different definitions. These definitions are designed to be meaningful to middle level mathematics students.

National Library of Virtual Manipulatives - Learning and understanding mathematics, at every level, requires student engagement. The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM) is an NSF supported project that began in 1999 to develop a library of uniquely interactive, web-based virtual manipulatives or concept tutorials, mostly in the form of Java applets, for mathematics instruction (K-12 emphasis).

National Literacy and Numeracy Week - National Literacy and Numeracy week celebrates literacy and numeracy education as a part of everyday life, and recognises the role of parents in supporting their children’s learning. This link includes resources for Early Years Schooling (EYS) and Middle Years Schooling (MYS) initiatives, participating schools, awards, and information for parents.

Visual Fractions – This is an interactive skill builder for fractions.