Automatic discounts for small schools
Our packs are designed to maximise small budgets for teachers with big passion.
The planning resources, numeracy libraries and toolboxes are ideal for small schools because primary teachers developed, then tried and tested our lessons and assessments in classrooms with large ability ranges, including multi-age settings and very mixed cohorts. Our whole-school assessments identify the points-of-need for every student across all developmental steps in the primary curriculum, up to and slightly beyond the end of grade six. This means that a single teacher can use our full repertoire of lessons to maximise their ability to cater for all levels, using the extension and support variations detailed within each lesson plan.
We also understand the challenges of working in a small-school setting, including the desire to collaborate with other teachers despite the fact that you may not be working within close physical proximity to many other educators. Our resources were created to ensure that all teachers benefit from other teachers' great lessons and ideas.
Accordingly, our Early Years Pack and Years 3-6 Pack is offered at a 50% discount that is automatically applied to very small schools with 49 or less students. Alternatively, there is a 25% discount that applies to small schools with 50-125 students in the primary year levels. Numbers are based on reported census figures from the previous year. The cap of 49 and 125 students is strictly applied, as a few of our member schools have 4 and 7 students in total, and many of our small campuses have between 20-30 students across the entire school in multi-age settings. In addition to the 50% or 25% discount, small schools can split the discounted outright purchase over two or three budget years, making the packs affordable for any school that has at least $500 allocated to their numeracy budget.
While our numeracy libraries and maths toolboxes cannot be discounted because they are physical resources with set prices and costs, these resources are often custom-built with flexible payment options for small schools. For example, some small schools request the numeracy library with split payment over multiple budget years, or build their own maths toolboxes with specific quantities that best suit their student numbers.
LESSONS IN ACTION IN OUR CLASSROOMS
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 the 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 primary teachers and maths leaders to support 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, including photographs of classrooms in action during materials-based lessons, daily modelling by maths leaders and student work samples for each rich task. Our aim is to ensure that primary teachers have enough time and energy to deliver engaging and high-impact maths sessions at their class' 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 work in real classrooms. We grow each teacher's confidence and repertoire by making maths leaders' classroom modelling and coaching accessible to every teacher every day. This is achieved through illustrative photographs of lessons in action, student work samples and ongoing practical professional learning within 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 rich tasks, all organised into developmentally-sequenced units; 500 new hands-on 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
an engaging tune-in or hook and a learning intention
lesson-specific maths vocabulary to develop
questioning and feedback tips
pre-planned enabling and extending prompts for ongoing in-class intervention and extension within every session.
Our Hands-on Maths
Planning Support Packages
EARLY YEARS PACK
Developmentally-sequenced units with new hands-on lessons for each critical skill throughout the early years. Diagnostic and formative assessments that pinpoint points-of-need.
Lessons include enabling and extending prompts, engaging hooks, warm-ups, photographs of classroom modelling and student work samples.
YEARS 3-6 PACK
Easy-to-implement hands-on mathematics package created by Australian maths leaders for over ten years. 400 low-floor high-ceiling lessons and warm-ups for years 3-6 in sequential units. Lessons start with hooks to link content to students' lives and include both extension and support variations.