Blake's Maths Guide - Upper Primary

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This colourful guide is a vital reference for anyone wanting a basic understanding of the Australian Mathematics curriculum in primary schools for Grades 5 and 6.

Blake's Maths Guide - Upper Primary is divided into the three major strands of the maths curriculum with the sub-strand topics in their recommended teaching rder:

1 Number & Algebra

  • place value
  • addition
  • subtraction
  • multiplication
  • division
  • fractions
  • decimals
  • percentages
  • money and financial mathematics
  • patterns
  • algebra
2 Measurement & Geometry

  • length
  • area
  • mass
  • volume
  • capacity
  • time
  • 3D prisms & pyramids
  • measuring angles
  • transforming 2D shapes
  • locating position
3 Statistics & Probability

  • chance
  • data displays
Each topic contains simple descriptions of concepts with examples and TRY THIS activities for students to test their understanding.

The book includes curriculum correlation charts, an extensive glossary and index as well as selected answers for the TRY THIS activities.

The Guide also includes curriculum correlation tables that link the content to the new Australian Curriculum and is an ideal resource for all primary students.

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Product Details

Year 5
Year 6
Publication Edition Date:
Beverley Dunbar
Blake's Guides
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Review (1)

  • Carolyn Coote 1st Aug 2013

    Best guide to Mathematics!

    This is probably one of the best guides to mathematics that I have seen for upper primary and I have a considerable number of such books in my collection. I collect maths dictionaries and whilst it is not a dictionary as such, it thoroughly explains all the content of the Australian Curriculum for grade 5 and grade 6 students. Its main section matches the new headers for maths: Number & Algebra, Measurement & Geometry and Statistics & Probability. Mathematics is a way of thinking and this book explains how the world works and helps students to see the maths around them. It assists students in talking about, drawing and recording mathematics. The definitions are clear and concise and written in friendly language. Many teachers would benefit from owning a copy of this little gem too. View this review at

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