Teaching Number in the Middle Years

For teachers of students aged 8 to 15

Kaye Stacey, Vicki Steinle, Kyla Marston, Dianne Chambers, Nancy Varughese

This product is a compilation on one CD of three professional learning resources for mathematics teachers developed at The University of Melbourne. Please enter the online version of each resource by clicking below. The CD is also available for purchase.

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Resources Outlined

Teaching Number in the Middle Years is an amalgamation of 3 CDs which were developed and revised at The University of Melbourne between 2002 and 2006. They are intended to be used by practising teachers and also by teacher education students. While some of the technology used on the CDs is now dated, the concepts and ideas around teaching and learning mathematics are as relevant as ever and are presented in an easy to understand format.

These three resources offer practising teachers numerous hours in professional learning. Each resource is self-contained and will open in a separate browser window. Detailed instructions are provided in each resource on how to use it effectively. Each resource is briefly outlined below.

These resources can be referenced as: Stacey, K., Steinle, V., Marston, K., Chambers, D., Varughese, N. (2011) Teaching Number in the Middle Years. Melbourne: Melbourne Graduate School of Education, University of Melbourne.

Foundations for Teaching Arithmetic Version 2

This resource supports the teaching of arithmetic from early primary into junior secondary years.  It explains the important mathematical principles underlying the subject and demonstrates how these can be explained to students and shows both expert performance and intermediate stages.  It can be useful for both practising teachers and teacher education students. Text, extensive graphics, slideshows and small movies demonstrating solution methods of various stages of sophistication are used throughout the resource.

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Editors - Kaye Stacey and Kyla Marston.

Teaching mental and Written Computation Version 1.1

This resource has been designed for teacher education students and practising teachers. It aims to show the importance of mental computation in the school curriculum and sets out goals for balancing mental, written and calculator computation.  Using subtraction and multiplication as examples, it explains some common strategies for mental computation and how to develop understanding of written algorithms.

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Authors - Kaye Stacey, Nancy Varughese, Kyla Marston

Teaching and Learning About Decimals Version 3.1

This CD presents an extraordinarily rich resource for all aspects of teaching about the meaning of decimal numbers. Learning to work confidently with decimals is an important part of numeracy, needed in all walks of life, but difficult to master. This resource explains the mathematical, psychological and pedagogical ideas for effective teaching of this topic. It draws upon extensive research carried out at the University of Melbourne.

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Authors - Vicki Steinle, Kaye Stacey and Dianne Chambers

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Copyright Information

The materials on this resource are copyright of the authors under the University of Melbourne Intellectual Property agreement, unless where otherwise specified. Permission is granted to teachers to make paper copies of these materials for use with their own students or colleagues within one school, provided that full recognition is properly and duly noted. Permission is not granted for commercial use.

Teaching Number in the Middle Years © 2011
Foundations for Teaching Arithmetic © 2003
Teaching Mental and Written Computation © 2003
Learning and Teaching about Decimals © 2006

Licence Agreement


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School network computers – please note that all conditions stated in the Licensing Agreement above apply to licensing of the Software on school computer networks, except for point 2 (e) which is replaced by:

This Software may be installed on a K - 12 school computer network, provided one licence per 5 teachers of mathematics has been purchased.

This provision does not apply to teacher education institutions. Please contact us for licensing or bulk purchase in this situation.

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Purchase CD and Contact Us

"Teaching Number in the Middle Years" can be purchased for AUD$44 from the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers www.aamt.edu.au or directly from The University of Melbourne (Ms Pam Firth: p.firth@unimelb.edu.au or Kaye Stacey). For bulk purchase discounts, contact Pam Firth or Professor Kaye Stacey: k.stacey@unimelb.edu.au

The authors can be contacted at:
Professor Kaye Stacey
Melbourne Graduate School of Education
234 Queensberry St
The University of Melbourne
Victoria 3010

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