Frequently asked questions

and their answers


The answer to this will depend on:

  • your child's age

  • your child's Year level at school

  • whether your child is falling behind, at level, or ahead in their maths

Click on the button below to go to the page you need.​

Which book is

the right one for my child?

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A learning intention is a skill or piece of knowledge. Some examples are:

  • Able to skip count in twos and tens

  • Able to order unit fractions

  • Able to read, write and order 3-digit numbers

What is a

"learning intention"?

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A picture really is worth a thousand words! Click the button below for a chart and a brief explanation.

How do the maths curriculum "levels" and "stages"

in maths work?

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Bound books (2018 Editions) have cardboard covers, are printed in A3 and bound by staples. They come with cardboard resource pages.

Printed books (2020 Editions) are printed directly from the PDF version and are loose sheets of A4 paper. They come with paper resource pages.

Bound vs Printed

Hard Copies?

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The Linear Series (Books 1-20) cover ALL learning intentions in the curriculum. They start at Year 0 (Book 1) and continue to Year 6 (Stage 6).

The Subject Area books (addition and subtraction, multiplication and fractions) are collections of the material taken from the Linear Series (Books 1-20). The Subject Area books cover only learning intentions that are relevant to that book. 

Linear Series vs Subject Area Books?

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No, not at all. If it's clear that your child already possesses the skill for a particular learning intention, then it's fine to move on - unless they're having fun, of course!

Do I need to work through every activity with my child?


The answer to this will depend on:

  • How well aligned the book is to your child's ability

  • What stage they are up to

  • How keen you are

  • How keen they are!

The books are designed to work alongside your child's learning at school, so some books will take 4-months or more to complete. If there is little movement for many weeks, move down the levels.

How long does it take to work    through a book?


If you don't want your child using a device, that's okay. Personally, I think the apps make a good addition to the variation of activities offered in the books, and I've done my best to match apps as closely to the learning intentions as possible. Click the button below for the apps list across all books.

Do I need to use

the apps you suggest?


The mathematics curriculum is split into five areas: 

  1. Number

  2. Algebra

  3. Geometry

  4. Measurement

  5. Statistics

The Reaching Competency Programme covers the largest component, Number, with a few spots of the others thrown in.​

Why do you refer to "Number" in relation to the maths curriculum?