Bring maths instruction to life with Animated Big Books!
ORIGO Animated Big Books for Foundation–Year 2 are designed to teach maths skills conceptually and in a logical, learner-friendly sequence that develops deep understanding and success. Now you can share the love of reading in the classroom and at home. Our earliest learners are engaged in discourse and discussion about mathematical ideas like never before!
Enhance instruction and engage students during in-person or distance learning lessons:
- Suitable for a range of classroom settings such as whole group, small group and independent reading.
- New, rich questions encourage inference and rigor.
- Support math practices related to discourse, critique and reason.
- Embedded vocabulary support.
Find out what our teachers say about the Animated Big Books
“I’ve been using the Animated Big Books in my second stage of learning which is my reinforcement and practice stage. I find the Animated Big Books to be a powerful teaching tool – with minimal prep, creating a relevant and enjoyable lesson with great learning engagement. The Books are a bit hit in the classroom – every child is engaged during those particular lesson.”
Tina Barron, St John the Baptist Catholic Primary School in Gladstone, Central Queensland
Year 1 sample: How Many Legs
Animated Big Books
Use a language approach to develop conceptual understanding of mathematics with narrated big books featuring embedded guiding questions
Research tells us that young students need an understanding of mathematical concepts that involves more than just the symbolic notation used to record them. At ORIGO we believe instruction should provide stages of language development (shown on the right) to ensure a deep understanding of mathematical concepts.
Children begin by using their own natural language to describe mathematical concepts. As we share and act out the stories in the Big Books, we add to their language and mental picture of the concept. Then we add more mathematical and, finally, symbolic language to build a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the concept. Because language is the tool that learners use to connect new ideas to existing ideas, ORIGO Animated Big Books provides extensive opportunities with engaging visuals, rich questions, and catchy tunes.