Welcome to Back-to-Front Maths!

Back-to-Front Maths is a problem-based mathematics resource that gets to the true heart of mathematics by teaching students how to work out new mathematical principles for themselves rather than relying on algorithms and formulae. Teaching students how to think and reason like true mathematicians enables students to really understand mathematics, and transforms mathematics teaching from memorisation and repetition to experimentation and investigation.

Inside this site you will find help for both teachers and parents planning to use problem-based maths. There are thousands of resources including: lesson plans, investigations, assessment and planning tools especially for teachers, as well as activities and games, tips, problems of the week, and expert advice. Check out our articles on important issues including the recent changes in mathematics teaching and learning and add your own contributions to the debate via our discussion boards.

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Inside you will find everything you need to know about problem-based teaching and how to implement the new Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. This includes simplified explanations of the proficiencies, planning tools, alignment tables, lesson plans for every aspect of mathematics, investigations, moderating tasks, assessment items and criteria sheets, explanations for parents, tips and tricks for problem-based teaching, discussion boards and professional help.