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Start the Year with Hands-on Mathematics

Start of the year - Free download of 10 tasks recommended by our numeracy coaches for Term 1

Early Years
Start of the Year
Free Overview
Years 3-6
Start of the Year Free Overview

Free Complete Unit Samples
3 of the 50 hands-on unit plans available to download to trial in the classroom and explore with teams

Please note: Most hyperlinks will not work until full access is purchased.
All student recording templates are editable, allowing teachers to adjust font types and much more. 

Place Value Unit 2
Counting with  one-to-one correspondence, conservation and cardinality
1 of 5 sequential units focused on counting and subitising for the first year of school 
Addition Unit 4
All the ways to make the numbers 3 to 9
(trusting the count)
1 of 15 units focused on additive strategies
Place Value Unit 12
Partitioning two-digit numbers into tens and ones
1 of 16 sequential
place value units for the early years
Please note: It is important for teachers to know that our sequential units are intended as a significant support for planning, not as a strict or prescriptive approach. For example, we aim for teachers to continue to use other high-impact lessons that have worked well for them in the past, and other excellent resources. Our goal is to create the best menu of rich learning experiences and collection of open-ended lessons for each concept, however, we want teachers to selectively choose the point-of-need sessions for their class that most powerfully speak to their passion as a teacher and motivate more use of hands-on maths. It is not intended for teams to use every lesson within a unit. Instead, we recommend that teachers selectively choose lessons from the sequential units that best match their current learning intention and students' next learning goals, as well as students' interests, and sessions that the teacher feels confident in being able to deliver.

Sample Packs for every curriculum and syllabus across Australia

9 of the 500 sequential hands-on lessons 
Sample Pack for the Victorian Curriculum Version 2.0

Updated in 2023 following the release of the new Mathematics Curriculum for Victoria.
Sample Pack for the new Australian Curriculum Version 9

Used by schools in Queensland,
the NT, ACT and Tasmania. 
Sample Pack for the new NSW Syllabus
for K-2

10 years of trials and stronger teacher feedback compared to the Department one-year tender trial units.
Sample Pack for the Western Australian Curriculum

Used by schools across Perth, Kalgoorlie, Karratha, Esperance,
by ESCs and RCS campuses.
Please note: Many of the hyperlinks in these documents, particularly to the linked
templates, will not work until schools have access to the complete package.

Please note: Excerpts only - Within the pack, all lessons are organised units by concept and level/stage, with 10-25 lessons to master one concept at a time.

Feedback from PL schools

“I can't thank you enough for the professional learning you provided our teachers on Friday. You demonstrated so clearly the power of storytelling in Maths and the value of making connections to real life experiences. You showed us how an understanding of place value is at the core of teaching and learning, the importance of consistent anchor language, what feedback can look like, and that differentiation doesn't have to be arduous. Our school has recently begun a journey on the Science of Learning path. All the elements of your presentation linked perfectly to this: explicit instruction, oral language, and multi-sensory learning. Almost immediately on Friday afternoon, I had several emails from teachers expressing how much they enjoyed the day. That says it all.” 

—  Ms Jane McLauchlan, Numeracy Leader, Warrnambool PS (November 2021)

Feedback about the unit plans

“Top Ten Maths has provided staff with an understanding of how to sequence the teaching of mathematical concepts, as well as providing tasks to teach students the given concept - a fantastic resource.”

—  Mr Paul Hilton, Assistant Principal, Dandenong North Primary School


Recognised as the highest performing primary school in Victoria in
2022 NAPLAN student gain results.

Teams at this campus were intensively trained by Top Ten numeracy coaches at a whole-school and team-level over four intensive days throughout 2020 and 2021.