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Tuhattaituri in English / Star Maths

Star Maths – One of the reasons behind the Finnish PISA success.

The Star Maths series follows the new Finnish curriculum and is based on the popular Finnish series Tuhattaituri. The content helps pupils make progress in their numeracy skills. Pupils learn fundamental mathematical concepts and skills at a manageable pace. There are also maths problems to solve as well as tasks to investigate, coding activities and other ways to reinforce pupils’ skills. Learning is facilitated through a variety of task types and tools for individual and group work.

Star Maths and the new Finnish curriculum

• Fun and cooperative learning are central to the entire series.
• Materials make it easy to bring variety to your teaching.
• Star Maths provides tips for multi-sensory maths teaching.
• Materials include tasks to promote pupils’ coding skills. The Teacher’s Guide contains more tips on working with code.
• Pupil coursebooks include investigative tasks and experiments to promote pupils’ ICT skills.

Pupil's Materials

Star Maths 1a

• Numbers 0–10, <, >, =, +, –
• Adding and subtracting numbers 0–10; understanding the relationship between addition and subtraction; commutative property of addition; subtraction using number bonds; solving for missing numbers in addition and subtraction; adding and subtracting more than two numbers
• Money, €
• Diagrams

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Star Maths 1b

• Numbers 11–20: addition with sums above 10; subtraction with differences below 10; understanding the relationship between addition and subtraction; checking the results of subtraction; doubling; halving and doubling numbers; even and odd numbers
• Numbers 0–100: units, tens (0, 10, 20, …, 100) and one hundred; greater than/less than; number series
• Telling the time: on the hour and half past
• Geometry: wholes; 2D shapes
• Fundamentals of measurement; centimetres

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Star Maths 2a

• Adding and subtracting numbers 0–100, addition and subtraction with regrouping (carrying/borrowing); subtraction from multiples of 10
• The concept of multiplication; 2, 5 and 10 times tables
• The concepts of division and fractions; division into equal parts; fractions
• Geometry: wholes, 2D shapes, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons

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Star Maths 2b

• Telling the time: on the hour, half past, a quarter past, a quarter to
• 3 and 4 times tables; commutative property of multiplication; word problems
• Addition and subtraction with numbers 0–100
• Measurement: centimetres, metres, grams, kilograms, litre and decilitre
• Even and odd numbers; multiplication and division; fractions; true and false
• Introduction to column addition and subtraction

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Star Maths 3a

• Addition and subtraction: mental arithmetic and column addition/subtraction
• Multiplication: 1–10 times tables; commutative property of multiplication
• Telling the time: the 24-hour clock; short time intervals
• Column multiplication: with and without carried digits

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Star Maths 3b

• Division: grouping and sharing; remainder; dividing by a single-digit number
• Fractions: the concept of fractions; adding and subtracting fractions with common denominators
• Measuring length: practical exercises; units of length (mm, cm, m and km)
• Geometry: angles, polygons, circle, area

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Star Maths 4a

• Order of operations
• Multiplication
• Division
• Negative numbers: greater than/less than; adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing; graphs.

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Star Maths 4b

• Fractions
• Decimals
• Measuring: length, mass, volume, time
• Geometry: triangle, quadrilateral, coordinates, mirroring

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Star Maths 5a

• Problem-solving
• Fractions
• Geometry: angles
• Drawing and measuring; measuring angles of a triangle and their sum; parts of a circle; drawing a circle

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Star Maths 5b

• Division
• Percentages
• Showing and finding information; various graphs
• Measuring: length, mass, volume
• Converting to larger and smaller units of measurement
• Geometry: scale, maps

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Star Maths 6a

• Order of operations
• Fractions
• Decimals
• Converting units
• Revision

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Star Maths 6b

• Percentages
• Geometry
• Problem-solving
• Preparation for Year 7

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Star Maths 1a Additional digital activities

The Star Maths Additional digital activities include a wide variety of higher and lower level exercises for each of the book’s lessons. The activities provide instant feedback and help reinforce and revise skills learned in class.
The exercises can be used on your desktop or tablet, in class or at home.

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Star Maths 2a Additional digital activities

The Star Maths Additional digital activities include a wide variety of higher and lower level exercises for each of the book’s lessons. The activities provide instant feedback and help reinforce and revise skills learned in class. You’ll also find a wealth of listening exercises that help develop pupils’ skills in mental arithmetic.
The exercises can be used on your desktop or tablet, in class or at home.

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Star Maths 3a Additional digital activities

The Star Maths Additional digital activities include a wide variety of higher and lower level exercises for each of the book’s lessons. The activities provide instant feedback and help reinforce and revise skills learned in class. You’ll also find a wealth of listening exercises that help develop pupils’ skills in mental arithmetic.
The exercises can be used on your desktop or tablet, in class or at home.

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Teacher's Materials

Teacher’s Guide

The Teacher’s Guide includes all the pages from the coursebook with answers. It also includes a wealth of tips for group work, assessment and skills-based exercises. The supplementary materials help you to provide individualised instruction for higher and lower abilities. The Teacher’s Guide also includes an assessment test for each chapter.

The Teacher’s Guide is available for all grades 1-6.

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Star Maths Digital teaching material

The Star Maths Digital teaching material is the teacher’s digital tool used to display the coursebook a spread or an exercise at a time. Solutions for the exercises can be revealed by clicking on the answer area.
In addition, the teaching material includes the full teacher’s guide, with its stories in audio format and the exams and resource packs as easy to print pdfs.

The Digital teaching material is available for all grades 1-6.

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