Use these resources for inspiration in your partnership.
If you would like us to add other resources, please contact us.
- Getting started
- Curriculum information
- Useful organisations and programs
- Funding and grants
- IT resources
Partnership support materials - You and your partner may like to use these support materials in their entirety as a planning document or as a guide to what works well in partnerships.
There are plenty of great, maths activities that are ready to use in the classroom. Try these sites:
- CSIRO's DIY Science
- Maths and Stats by Email - free email newsletter with hands-on activities
- Science by Email - a free weekly email newsletter with hands-on activities
- Subscribe to Double Helix magazine - a new science magazine from CSIRO for kids and early teens, with plenty to enjoy inside every issue.
CSIRO Education and Outreach has a number of resources available:
Additional hands-on activities include:
- Following the 2013 International Year of Mathematics of Planet Earth, this website contains lots of resources and ideas
- A fantastic range of rich mathematical tasks for the classroom from Cambridge University
- A collection of paper based geometric activities and Math Monday articles from Museum of Mathematics
- Bring data to life with resources from the Australian Bureau of Statistics
- National maths competitions and challenges from the Australian Mathematics Trust
- Interactive programs that allow students to manipulate virtual objects to help learn maths concepts from the National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM)
- Mathematics Magic and Mystery activities available at Mathematics Awareness Month
- Maths puzzles and links from the AIMS Education Foundation and a maths blog
- Intriguing but accessible maths articles and career interviews from Plus magazine
- Ace Day Jobs involving maths with videos, salaries and descriptions
- “A day in the life of a mathematician”. View showcase story with a link to a video.
- Maths in the movies from a Harvard lecturer
- Numberphile - short videos about numbers
- Years 7 – 12 - SSAI National Secondary Schools Poster competition: https://www.ssaipostercomp.info/
- Years 5 – 12 - Australian STEM Video Game challenge: https://www.stemgames.org.au/
- Years 10 – 12 - International Mathematical Modeling Competition: https://www.immchallenge.org.au/
The Australian Curriculum is being developed progressively by the Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA). The Foundation to Year 10 curriculum for English, mathematics, science and history is now available on the Australian Curriculum website (external website).
A selection of digital curriculum resources from the National Digital Learning Resources Network designed to assist teachers to find, use and adapt teaching and learning materials that are aligned to the mathematics subject area of the Australian Curriculum.
Maths Teacher Associations run events and competitions, plus offer plenty of resources and information about maths teaching. The national Australian Association of Maths Teachers (AAMT) website includes links to each state and territory association.
The Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) website has a careers component. Maths Careers is an area for upper-primary to Year 10 students. Its main focus is to demonstrate how maths can enrich any career path.
MoneySmart Teaching was created to support schools that want to include consumer and financial literacy programs in their curriculum. The website is run by the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC).
The Connect with Maths Project is an online community providing advice, networks, support and activities to promote contemporary learning in the context of mathematics in the Australian Curriculum.
There are maths-based programs and competitions that can provide ideas or be a framework for your partnership. Try:
- Competitions run by the Australian Mathematics Trust
- The Australasian Problem Solving Mathematical Olympiads (primary and junior secondary)
- The National Mathematics Talent Quest
See also the list of complementary programs that might be useful for your partnership.
These resources might help you stay in touch and record the work your partnership is doing. Note that schools will have varying levels of access to these resources.
Skype allows phone and video calls over the internet. The software is free to download, and calls between two Skype accounts are free (except for your ISP costs).
Blogger and Wordpress offer free blogs that can be customised. You can use the blogs for discussions within your partnership or to showcase your work to the world. There are many other similar programs available. Be aware of security and privacy issues when using blogs.
Education Queensland's Learning Place provides tools and support for online learning, including blogs, online chats and forums. It's only available to Queensland government schools, but check your local education authority to find out if there's something similar available for you.
Scientists in Schools has an email list for discussions between participants. Mathematicians in Schools partnerships are also encouraged to join this list.