Frequently asked questions

and their answers

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Which maths book is
the right one for my child?

The answer to this will depend on:

your child's age your child's Year Level at school, and whether your child is falling behind, at level, or ahead in their maths. Shop by Year can help.

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What is a

"learning intention"?

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

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

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

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Bound Books vs PDF Copies?

Printing books is very expensive. We have opted for a more sustainable model and now only provide PDF (e-copy) versions of our books. We may still have some book stock. See Clearance Sale.

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What is IXL?

We offer apps in conjunction with our activities as another enjoyable way of learning. You will see different Android and Apple apps throughout our books. Recently, we discovered IXL NZ. While you pay for this app, it is highly recommended!

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Linear Series vs Subject Area Books?

The Linear Series (Books 1-23) cover ALL learning intentions in the curriculum. They start at Year 0 (Book 1) and continue to Year 7 (Book 21+).

The Subject Area books (Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication, and Fractions) are collections of the subject material taken from the Linear Series Books. 

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How long does it take to work through a book?

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 and how keen they are!

The books are designed to work alongside your child's learning at school, so some books will take a few weeks, others 4-6 months.

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What is "Number" in the maths curriculum?

The mathematics curriculum is split into five areas: 1. Number, 2. Algebra,  3. Geometry, 4. Measurement and 5. Statistics

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