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To achieve our aspirations, we need to support our superstars – the teachers and parents who influence and educate children and young people today and the future generations. Our superstars are busy, smart and inspirational, so we work with expert educators, editors, designers and web developers and create solutions that help them be the best teacher they can be.

These resources support learning at home by providing parents and caregivers with the lesson plans, tools and strategies they need to make a difference. Each title support students’ learning through every stage of their education, ensuring they excel and can apply their learning to numerous meaningful contexts.

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Teaching measurement in early childhood effectively

Teaching measurement in early childhood effectively

Teaching measurement in early childhood settings relies on children developing number sense and an understanding of the concepts of geometry. It is generally accepted that there is a learning sequence that can be used to develop an understanding of effective processes in all the measurement topics.

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Developing number knowledge in early childhood

Developing number knowledge in early childhood

The Australian and New Zealand early childhood curriculums recognise that mathematics is one of the languages children need to learn to be able to communicate successfully. The most commonly taught mathematical concept in the early years is number. But, developing...

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How to get the ‘T’ in STEM

How to get the ‘T’ in STEM

The world does not exist within boxes or boundaries, and children do not think in terms of disciplines or subjects. When considering technology within STEM thinking, think of it from the perspective of how the world works – through systems thinking and project- or problem-based thinking.

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Planning with and for children

Planning with and for children

Dr Claire Warden shares the reason she started planning with and for children through Floorbooks 35 years ago and provides a taste of what they are today through answering questions that people have asked her.

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How to maximise your time in the classroom

How to maximise your time in the classroom

The tools in iUgo are full of time-saving tricks that help you get the most out of your day, even when the minutes are running short. Wayne Widdowson, of Henderson Primary School in Auckland, knows that one of the keys to teaching success is learning how to organise...

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