The 76 printed books have been written to introduce students to mathematics
context of original, engaging stories. The little books will help students to see the
relationship between math and things in their world and to develop an understanding
The e-books and activities will provide students with a gradual learning sequence that develops their skills in mathematics and reading – a gradient of difficulty for learning and teaching these two key curriculum areas. Using technology effectively, with animations, voiceover, rhymes, and games, supports skill development and accessibility for all students. The e-books that are available in print are denoted by the symbol
The interactive activities are carefully designed for each math concept. Students are engaged in the learning of new skills and motivated to practice, creating an attentive learning environment. All of the activities provide an element of investigation and problem-solving and promote understanding.
Ideas for introducing the concept, using the e-books and activities are given in these teaching notes. There are suggestions for taking a Guided Reading session to help students read the books and understand the mathematics introduced in each one. They then progress to working on the activities in small groups using the browser on any device or computer. There are also follow-up activities for teachers to use in the classroom.
There are photocopiable sheets with ideas for assessing each mathematical topic in the Assessment book. Benchmarks can be easily established and progress monitored.
Photocopiable print activities are collected in a book for each learning space. They can be used to further develop concepts and math language from the texts. There is a strong emphasis on counting and number. The publisher grants permission for teachers to photocopy the pages for use in the classroom.