Although the book is named, “The Four Operations,” please notice that the idea is not to practice each of the four operations separately, but rather to see how they are used together in solving problems and in simple equations. We are trying to develop student's algebraic thinking, including the abilities to: translate problems into mathematical operations, comprehend the many operations needed to yield an answer to a problem, “undo” operations, and so on. Many of the ideas in this chapter are preparing them in advance for algebra.
Suitable for Year 5 to Year 7
Sample pages (PDF)
Contents and Introduction
Multiplication and Division
Order of Operations & Equations
Number Patterns in the Coordinate Grid