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## Clocks and More Clocks

**Strand**

Measurement

##### Maths Concepts

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

“When the hall clock reads twenty minutes past four, the attick clock reads twenty-three minutes past four, the kitchen clock reads twenty-five minutes past four, and the bedroom clock reads twenty-six minutes past four, what should Mr. Higgins do? He can’t tell whichc of his clocks tells the right time. He is in for a real surprise when the Clockmaker shows him that they are all correct!”

##### Teaching ideas

Why have Mr. Higgins clocks been right since he bought a watch?

## Where is the Green Sheep?

**Strand**

Algebra

** Australian Curriculum Year Level**

Foundation Year, Year 1

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

Sort and classify familiar objects and explain the basis for these classifications. Copy, continue and create patterns with objects and drawings (ACMNA005); 1-Investigate and describe number patterns formed by skip-counting and patterns with objects (ACMNA018)

##### Teaching ideas

Subitising small numbers, patterns

## Can you count to a googol?

**Strand**

Number

##### Maths Concepts

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 10 000 (ACMNA052); Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least 10 000 to assist calculations and solve problems (ACMNA053); 4-Recognise, represent and order numbers to at least tens of thousands (ACMNA072); Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least tens of thousands to assist calculations and solve problems (ACMNA073); 7-Investigate index notation and represent whole numbers as products of powers of prime numbers (ACMNA149)

##### Teaching ideas

## Grandfather Tang’s Story: A tale told with tangrams

**Strand**

Space

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

ACMMG009; ACMMG010; ACMMG022; ACMMG042; ACMMG064; ACMMG088; ACMMG089; ACMMG091; ACMMG112; ACMMG113; ACMMG141; ACMMG142; ACMMG165; ACMMG166

##### Teaching ideas

Constructing tangrams, barrier games, jigsaws, tangram teasers, exploring triangles, oblongs, parallelograms, trapeziums, areas, polygons, hexagons, angles

## Maths Curse

**Strand**

Measurement

##### Maths Concepts

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

3-Tell time to the minute and investigate the relationship between units of time (ACMMG062); 4-Investigate equivalent fractions used in contexts (ACMNA077); 5-Choose appropriate units of measurement for length, area, volume, capacity and mass; 6-Continue and create sequences involving whole numbers, fractions and decimals. Describe the rule used to create the sequence (ACMNA133)

##### Teaching ideas

There are lots of concepts explored in this book that could be extrapolated and explored further; (1) time, (2) timelines; (3) multistep problems; (4) conversions between units; (5) fractions; (6) cross KLA references; (7) charts, (8) binary, (9) Fibonacci; (10) money

## Mirror

**Strand**

Algebra

** Australian Curriculum Year Level**

Foundation Year, Year 1

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

Sort and classify familiar objects and explain the basis for these classifications. Copy, continue and create patterns with objects and drawings (ACMNA005); Investigate and describe number patterns formed by skip-counting and patterns with objects (ACMNA018)

##### Teaching ideas

Other activities that involve recognising patterns of objects.

## How much is a Million?

##### Maths Concepts

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

Recognise, represent and order numbers to at least tens of thousands (ACMNA072); Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least tens of thousands to assist calculations and solve problems (ACMNA073)

##### Teaching ideas

The author suggests his favourite inside the front cover of the book; I would like a million …; what do we have a million of in this school?; can we walk a million millimeters?; Read a million!

## 17 Kings and 42 Elephants

##### Maths Concepts

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

Subitise small collections of objects (ACMNA003)

##### Teaching ideas

Counting on with and without distractors in routine and non-routine environments

## Sir Cumference and All the King’s Tens

**Strand**

Number

##### Maths Concepts

##### Australian Curriculum: Description

2-Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 1000 (ACMNA027); 2-Group, partition and rearrange collections up to 1000 in hundreds, tens and ones to facilitate more efficient counting (ACMNA028); 3-Recognise, model, represent and order numbers to at least 10 000 (ACMNA052); 3-Apply place value to partition, rearrange and regroup numbers to at least 10 000 to assist calculations and solve problems (ACMNA053)