Features & Benefits
Think Tanks provide ready-to-use opportunities for Years 1–6 students to apply learning, foster thinking skills, and increase procedural fluency.
Students engage in problem situations requiring them to reason mathematically and quantitatively. Think Tanks are organised into 12 imaginative sets of 20 cards in each box that increase in difficulty from one to the next for scaffolded independence. These flexible and powerful exercises are suitable for whole group, small group, or independent work in a variety of educational settings and complement any core mathematics program.
Progress can be monitored through a student-guided progress sheet or pre/post-assessments. Teachers’ notes offer implementation support for the fidelity of usage.
Think Tanks are available for Grades 1-6 in four distinct categories to effectively cover mathematical practices and processes:
• Thinking mathematically and problem-solving enables students to develop and apply problem-solving skills across five strands (number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, and statistics and probability).
• Computation and number sense develops number sense and thinking strategies for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
• Measurement and geometric thinking focuses on attributes and geometric shape while practicing
core visual, spatial, and reasoning skills.
• Reasoning about fractions builds concepts and reinforces operational skills of fractions, decimals, and ratios.
Each box contains:
• 240 laminated problem cards
• reproducible student progress chart
• key problems for student portfolios
• teachers’ notes
• answer cards
Please click HERE to see the Think Tanks: Reasoning with Fractions Sample Cards!