Where to begin with the class planning documents?
Watch this handy video (2:10) to learn more about what each type of planning document can do to help you.
"A Guide To..." Series
These succinct little guidebooks tackle a number of topics. The "A Guide To" series includes:
- how to plan (teacher),
- how to plan (school leadership),
- mathematical vocabulary,
- word problem comprehension,
- warm ups,
- problem solving,
- place value,
- mental computation,
- assessment and more!
Quick Curriculum Guides for Parents/Teachers
These downloads offer clarification on the curriculum in clear, easy language as well as offering a simple activity that can be done at home. Some teachers have used them as a planning aid, while others have used them to communicate maths ideas across to parents.
Milestones are very in-depth, step-by-step guides to focused areas such as Addition & Subtraction or Time, presenting both what you need to do and the resources you can do it with. Milestones are especially suited to being used as sample sequences for schools to adopt a whole school approach to that area. They are closely linked to my books & materials as well as freely available materials such as First Steps.
I would like to thank Peter Farmer from the Association of Independent Schools of WA (AISWA) for allowing us to share his Measurement Mapping Tools. Peter has linked key components of the Australian Curriculum to each part of the Measurement Strand of the Australian Curriculum: Length, Area, Mass, Volume & Capacity and Time. Peter has created sample plans linked to First Steps in Mathematics activities (which are freely available for download). I am sure teachers will appreciate how Peter has linked the activities to the expected language at the year level and listed the resources required. One set of maps is blank ready for teachers to enter their own plans. Works best paired with the Curriculum Thread Charts