Features and Benefits
Meaningful opportunities for applying thinking, reasoning, and strategies:
- All mathematical strands represented.
- Focused on thinking mathematically through fractions, problem-solving, number sense, computation, measurement, and geometry exercises.
- Engaging and fun for students with imaginative categories: Quick Thinkers, Speedy Starters, Brain Builders, Mental Teasers, Mind Benders, Head Sharpeners, Pace Setters, Fast Figures, Number Jugglers, Wise Workers, Super Solvers, and Grand Masters.
Easy preparation for teacher:
- Flexible implementation.
- Support and application of/with mathematical practices.
- We heard from customers across the globe how they needed extra reinforcement and practice utilising the fraction strand in mathematics. In responding to this feedback, we created the fourth edition in our Think Tank series supporting the concepts of fractions, decimals and ratios. This resource mimics the makeup of the other Think Tanks in the series as the activities are organized into 12 sets of 20 cards that have been sequenced so that the difficulty level increases from one set to the next. Answers for each card are separate from the student’s card. Each box also contains a reproducible student progress chart, a pre/post assessment card, and brief teachers’ notes.
- Reasoning about fractions builds concepts and reinforces operational skills of fractions, decimals, and ratios.
- Available for Years 1–6.
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This resource is targeted for:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
- Year 4
- Year 5
- Year 6
So much thinking inside a box!
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.