Created by Australian primary teachers and maths leaders

WHAT SCHOOLS SAY

“We love the clear learning intentions; enabling and extending prompts; and photos that show what work (especially recording methods) might look like in a real classroom. The packs are teacher-friendly. The activities are engaging and fun for the learners and teachers too. They use simple equipment in a variety of ways.”

—  Sue and Katrina, Maths Leaders, Pakenham Hills PS

PowerPoint summary of member feedback: 

NAPLAN student gain results at intensive hands-on maths schools for the matched student cohorts in 2018

(all teams had intensive PL throughout 2017 and 2018)

Please note: Most programs advertise their growth results based only on their own assessments. Our included pre- and post-assessments are based on reasoning and problem-solving, with students showing working out and being able to articulate their strategies. However, we also believe it is important to evidence our results by verifiable NAPLAN student gains and raw scores at schools that are in disadvantaged areas. These schools had intensive professional learning during the times of these students gains, using our planning packs across all teams for two years or more in the lead-up to these results.  

Overview of how our packs are used at one of our long-term member schools: Our Lady Help of Christians Primary School: http://www.olhcwarrnambool.catholic.edu.au/mathematics.html

Mini Mathematicians Playgroup run by the maths leader at Kinglake Primary School, based on the Top Ten Mathematics Program. Teams at Kinglake PS use our hands-on maths units to comprehensively support their planning, assessment and numeracy instruction from the very first day of school (and before that), up to Year 6 

https://www.kinglakeps.vic.edu.au/page/112/Mini-Mathematicians-Playgroup

LESSONS IN ACTION IN OUR CLASSROOMS

Schools using our Packs

Over 800 primary schools use our hands-on maths planning packs and numeracy libraries, and still counting...

Intensive PL schools (teams had intensive term-by-term or weekly professional learning for two years) 

Lyndale Greens PS (2017 and 2018)

 

Thomastown East PS (2017 and 2018) 

Kinglake PS (2018 and 2019) 

Member schools in Victoria 

​Albion PS 

Alfredton PS

Ashburton PS

Balnarring PS 

Bendigo Violet St PS 

Benton Junior College

Birmingham PS 

​Birregurra PS

Black Rock PS 

Blackburn PS  

Boort District School

Bright P-12 College 

Bruthen PS

Burwood Heights PS 

Camberwell South PS 

Carlton Gardens PS 

Coburg West PS

Chalcot Lodge PS

Chirnside Park PS 

Coral Park PS (PL school)

Crib Point PS

Dandenong North PS (PL school)

 

Davis Creek PS

 

Debney Meadows PS

 

Dederang PS  

Donburn PS 

Doncaster PS 

Eltham North PS 

Footscray PS

Glengala PS 

Gowrie Street PS 

Great Ryrie PS 

Hawkesdale P12 College

Hawthorn West PS 

Heathmont East PS 

Hillcrest Christian College

Hillsmeade PS

Horsham PS 

Huntingdale PS 

Inverleigh PS 

Inverloch PS 

Irymple South PS 

Jamieson PS 

Kalinda PS 

Kialla Central PS

Kialla West PS 

Kananook PS

Koondrook PS

Kyabram P-12 College

Lang Lang PS 

Langley PS 

Lavers Hill K-12 College

Leitchville PS 

Lorne P-12 College 

Lower Plenty PS 

Lyndale Greens PS

Maramba PS 

Melton Specialist School 

Mentone Park PS 

​​Merino Consolidated School

Mill Park PS

​Mill Park Heights PS​ 

Morwell Park PS

Mount Martha PS 

Murrabit Group School 

Navarre PS 

Newmerella PS 

Oakleigh PS  

Ocean Grove PS

Our Lady's Primary Craigieburn

Pakenham Hills PS

Parktone PS 

Pascoe Vale North PS 

Penshurst PS

Pleasant Street PS 

Rosebud PS 

Sale and District Specialist School

Sherbourne PS

Simpson PS 

Somerville PS 

South Melbourne Park PS 

St Catherine's School, Toorak 

St Mary's Mt Evelyn PS 

St Robert's Newtown PS 

St Thomas More School Alfredton

Strathfieldsaye PS 

Swan Hill PS​

Swan Hill Specialist School 

Tallarook PS

The Basin PS

Thomastown PS 

Thomastown East PS

Thomastown West PS 

Tooborac PS

Toolern Vale and District PS

Wallan PS

Warrnambool PS

Western English Language School 

Wodonga West PS

Woodleigh School - Penbank Campus

 

Member schools in Tasmania 

 

Exeter PS (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Riverside PS (Numeracy Library Pack)

Special education schools

 

Andale School (Early Years Pack and Toolbox) 

Anson Street School (Early Years and Years 3-6 Packs) 

 

Bass Coast Specialist School

Berendale School (All Packs and Toolboxes)

Broadmeadows Special Development School (Numeracy Library Pack)

 

Bullimbal School (Early Years Pack and Numeracy Library) 

Concord School (All Packs)

Croxton Special School (Early Years Pack) 

Darling Point Special School 

East Gippsland Specialist School (Early Years Pack) 

Echuca Specialist School (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Emerson School (Early Years Pack)

Geebung Special School (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Glenallen School (Numeracy Library Pack) 

 

Kuraby Special School 

​Innisfail State College - Diverse Learning Community (Numeracy Library Pack) 

​​Melton Specialist School 

Nelson Park School​

North East Metropolitan Districts Language Development Centre, Perth (Early Years Pack) 

Sale and District Specialist School

South Gippsland Specialist School (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Swan Hill Specialist School

West Coast Language Development Centre (Early Years Pack) 

Western English Language School (All Packs) 

Member schools in New South Wales

Avalon Public School

Bankstown North Public School

Bellbrook Public School 

Boggabri Public School

Cherrybrook Public School 

Crystal Creek Public School 

Dalton Public School

Darlington Point Public School (Numeracy Library Pack and Maths Toolboxes) 

Doonside Public School

​Dundurrabin Public School​ 

Gilgandra Public School 

​​​​Girraween Public School 

Glenbrook Public School

Glendenning Public School

Goodooga Central School 

Goulburn Public School

Goulburn North Public School 

Grahamstown Public School 

Griffith East Public School 

Guildford West Public School

Gulgong Public School 

 

Hay Public School

Hurstville Public School

​Jerrabomberra Public School

Kingsgrove Public School

Lockhart Central School 

Main Arm Upper Public School  

Meadow Flat Public School

Middle Harbour Public School

 

Mount Austin Public School 

Narranga Public School

Norfolk Island Central School

 

O'Connell Public School 

​Peak Hill Central School

Pendle Hill Public School 

St Joseph's PS Molong

The Hills Grammar School

The Rock Central School 

Tooraweenah Public School 

Urunga Public School 

Walcha Central School

Whalan Public School

Willmot Public School

Yoogali Public School

Member schools in Queensland

Abercorn State School 

Baralaba State School 

Bullimbal School 

Calvary Christian College 

Deebing Heights State School (Numeracy Library Pack) 

​Dimbulah State School

​Eimeo Road State School

​​Fitzgerald State School

Flagstone State School (Numeracy Library Pack) 

​Greenbank State School​ (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Greenmount State School 

​​​Karara State School

Mango Hill State School 

​Innisfail State College - Diverse Learning Community (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Nambour Special School (Numeracy Library Pack) 

St Joseph's PS Blackall 

​​St Joseph's PS Mount Isa

St Patrick's PS Gympie (Numeracy Library Pack) 

The Summit State School 

Victoria Park State School

Whitsunday Christian College

Member schools in South Australia 

Athelstone School

 

Cambrai PS 

Eddystone PS (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Goolwa PS 

Hallett Cove East PS (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Hawthorndene Primary School

Lonsdale Heights School

Nuriootpa PS 

Reidy Park PS (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Robertstown PS (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Salisbury Downs PS (Numeracy Library Pack) 

St James School, Jamestown 

St Peter's Girls' School, Adelaide

Stansbury PS (Numeracy Library Pack) 

The Pines School 

Whyalla Town PS

Yahl PS (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Schools that use our Numeracy Library Packs (continued from third column)

 

Mt Evelyn PS

 

Murrumbeena PS

Nabiac PS 

Nambour Special School

Nangwarry PS

Newcomb Park PS

Noble Park PS 

Oakleigh PS

Our Lady Help of Christians PS Warrnambool

Pakenham Hills PS

Parkes Public School

Peak Hill Central School

Pembroke PS

Reidy Park PS 

River Gum PS 

Riverton Education Support Centre

Riverwalk PS 

Roxburgh Rise PS

Rye Park PS 

Seaholme PS 

Secret Harbour PS 

 

Shepparton English Language Centre

 

​Smithfield PS         

South Geelong PS

Spring Farm PS 

​Springvale Rise PS

​St Albans North PS

St Joseph's PS Collingwood 

St Kilda Park PS

St Peter's Girls' School

Stansbury PS 

Sunbury PS 

Swanbourne PS 

Tarwin Valley PS

The Hills Grammar School

The Lake PS 

Thomas Chirnside PS, Werribee

Timbarra P-9 College, Beriwck 

Toorak PS 

Tootgarook PS 

Truganina P-9 College 

Villawood North PS 

Wallan PS

Wandong PS

Warrnambool PS​​

West Busselton PS​

Westgarth PS

Whittington PS

William Ruthven PS

Williamstown North PS

Willmot PS

Woodleigh School - Penbank Campus 

Wodonga South PS 

Yahl PS 

Yarram PS 

Member schools in WA

 

Arbor Grove Primary School

Avonvale ESC

Banksia Grove PS 

 

Beaumaris PS    

Carine PS 

Caversham PS 

Dampier PS

Derby District High School

Falls Road PS 

Geographe PS 

Hillman PS 

Jigalong Remote Community School

Kalgoorlie School of the Air 

Koorana Education Support Centre

Kyilla Primary School

Jolimont Primary School

Lake Grace District High School 

Leeming SHS Education Support Centre

Little Grove PS 

Madeley PS

Marble Bar PS

Medina PS

 

Merriwa Education Support Centre 

Millars Well PS

Muludja Remote Community School

Newman PS

 

North East Metropolitan Districts Language Development Centre 

Northam Primary School 

O'Connor Primary School

Pannawonica PS

Port Hedland PS 

South Hedland PS 

South Kalgoorlie PS (PL school)

St Mary's PS Merredin 

Success PS

Swanbourne PS 

Three Springs PS 

Tjuntjuntjara RCS

Toodyay District High School

Useless Loop PS 

West Coast Language Development Centre 

West Northam PS 

Westminster Education Support Centre

Wickham PS

Wiluna Remote Community School 

Yulga Jinna Remote Community School

Member schools in the Northern Territory 

Bradshaw PS 

Gray School (Numeracy Library Pack) 

Larapinta PS 

Umbakumba School 

Schools that use our Maths Toolboxes across all classrooms 

​​Berendale School

 

Connells Point Public School

 

Crib Point PS 

Grahamstown PS 

Little Grove PS 

Lower Plenty PS 

Lyndale Greens PS 

Mill Park PS 

Mitta Mitta PS

Nollamara PS 

Pannawonica PS 

Penshurst PS

Thomastown East PS

Toolern Vale and District PS

Yulga Jinna Remote Community School 

Schools with our Numeracy Picture Book Library Pack

Albion PS 

Ashtonfield PS 

Benalla P-12 College 

Benton Junior College

Berendale School

Berwick PS 

Beverley Hills PS 

Brunswick South PS 

Burwood Heights PS 

​​Caledonian PS

Cambridge Park PS

Carisbrook PS 

Carlton PS 

Chalcot Lodge PS

Chidlow PS 

Clayton South PS

Cobden PS 

Courtenay Gardens PS

Craigieburn South PS 

Croydon Hills PS 

Dalton PS

Dandenong PS 

Darlington Point PS

​​Deebing Heights State School

Donburn PS 

Drouin South PS 

East Bentleigh PS 

East Victoria Park PS

​Eastwood PS

Eltham Primary School

Epping Views PS

Exeter PS (Tasmania) 

Fawkner PS 

Flagstone State School

Frankston Heights PS 

Geelong East PS 

Glenroy Central PS

Golden Bay PS

Goulburn PS 

​Greenbank State School​

Glenrowan PS 

Griffith East PS

Grovedale PS 

Hallett Cove East PS

Hallett Cove R-12 School 

Hampton PS 

Hawkesdale P12 College

Hawthorn West PS

Hazel Glen College

Highvale PS 

Horsham PS 

Horsham West and Haven PS

Invergordon PS

Inverloch PS 

Jerrys Plains PS 

Kalgoorlie School of the Air 

Kerrimuir PS

Keiraville Public School

​​Kyabram P-12 College

Lake Cargelligo Central School

Lang Lang PS 

Langwarrin Park PS 

Leitchville PS 

Lethbridge Park PS

Logan Reserve State School

Lysterfield PS

Mandama P​S​

Manifold Heights PS 

Manorvale PS 

Mentone PS

Mercy College Koondoola 

Middle Park PS

Millars Well PS

Mitcham PS 

Morayfield State School

ABOUT US

We want every Australian student to love maths by using materials to both make sense of it and genuinely enjoy the sequential journey of learning it. We want to hear cheers at the start of maths sessions. We want to see materials (not worksheets and not click-technologies) in every primary classroom engaged in mathematics. We want to hear students reasoning with each other and thinking out loud (not silence) and see students recording their mathematical findings while using materials (rather than memorising rote-based rules). Ultimately, we aim to grow a generation of children who, as adults, will still love maths. 

 

To achieve this, Top Ten was founded and is still owned entirely by Australian numeracy coaches and experienced primary teachers to support fellow teachers with the huge task of day-by-day planning for excellent maths lessons. We created, then tried and tested sequential hands-on units in Australian classrooms for ten years. Our units include photographs of classrooms in action during materials-based lessons, daily modelling by numeracy coaches and maths leaders, and student work samples for each open-ended task. Our aim is to ensure that primary teachers have enough time and energy to deliver engaging and high-impact maths lessons that target their students' points-of-need. To do this, we remove a significant portion of the burden of planning from scratch and the time-consuming search for engaging lessons that genuinely work in real classrooms. We grow each teacher's confidence and repertoire by making numeracy coaches' classroom modelling and coaching accessible to every teacher every day. This is achieved through illustrative photographs of lessons in action, student work samples and the ongoing practical professional learning provided through each unit plan. 

 

Our goal is for every Australian student to fall in love with maths and become numerate, and to assist (in whichever way a team prefers to use our planning units and resources) every primary teacher to achieve this. 

In total, there are 900 hands-on open-ended tasks, all organised into developmentally-sequenced units; over 500 materials-based lessons for the early years and 400 real-life lessons for years 3-6. To maximise your time, every lesson includes:

  • photographs of classroom modelling and student work samples

  • warm-up games and an engaging hook or tune-in element 

  • a specific learning intention and lesson-specific maths vocabulary highlighted at the start of each lesson 

  • success criteria within the formative assessment cross-checks linked to each unit 

  • questioning and feedback tips, as well as misconception alerts 

  • pre-planned enabling and extending prompts for ongoing in-class intervention and extension within every open-ended session. 

Please feel free to download the complimentary sample packs on the early years and numeracy library pages to share and try the lessons with your teams.

LESSONS IN ACTION IN CLASSROOMS

Our Planning Support Packages

NUMERACY LIBRARY

WITH LESSONS

Selectively-chosen numeracy picture book titles with over 150 linked lessons that are in addition to those in the early years and years 3-6 planning packs. 

All titles are organised by year level and arrive packed into concepts (place value; addition; subtraction; multiplication; division; fractions; measurement and geometry; statistics and probability). 

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COMPREHENSIVE EARLY YEARS PLANNING PACKAGE

Developmentally-sequenced, user-friendly

unit plans with detailed hands-on lessons for every critical skill throughout the early years. Diagnostic and formative assessments highlight points-of-need.

Lessons include enabling and extending prompts, engaging hooks, warm-ups, photographs of numeracy coaches modelling and student work samples.

CLASSROOM

MATHS TOOLBOXES

Organised set of the most important hands-on maths materials. All packed into class sets in toolboxes, with distribution containers to make hands-on maths easier for teachers, students and maths leaders.