Oxford Teacher Reference

Led by research, written by experts

Access experts' insights on how to address the Maths gap

Comprehensive support across all areas of mathematics


The Oxford Teacher Reference series supports educators with high-quality professional resources to help deliver the best educational outcomes in primary and secondary mathematics.

Led by research and written by experts in the field, this suite of stand-alone teacher reference titles offers comprehensive support across all areas of mathematics.

Oxford Teacher Reference titles are fully aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and are supported by complimentary digital resources available online through Oxford Owl.

Fully aligned with the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics



Standalone titles for teacher reference with support for Years F–8



Primary supported by complimentary digital resources through Oxford Owl



Making Maths Count

As educators, our goal is to prepare students for life beyond the classroom, and therefore the mathematics we teach must be relevant to students’ everyday lives. Making Maths Count is a practical resource for primary teachers, offering ‘low threshold, high ceiling’ activities in real-world contexts, with links to the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The depth and breadth of these activities support student engagement and motivation, leading to further learning and deeper understanding.


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Maths Sequences for the Early Years

Maths Sequences for the Early Years features original learning sequences designed specifically for teachers to use with students in Foundation to Year 2 (ages 5 to 8) and aligned with the content strands of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics. The learning sequences focus on problem-solving as the ‘beginning’ of learning and understanding – problem-solving leads to reasoning, then builds understanding, and develops fluency through application.


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More Daily Workouts for Foundation to Year 6

Measurement and geometry are important skills for everyday living and form an important part of contemporary schooling for all teachers and students. More Daily Workouts is an essential and practical resource for teachers, designed to build students’ mental imagery skills, develop their learning strategies and support their mathematical understanding. It offers a comprehensive range of activities linked to the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, Measurement and Space, across all primary year levels (Foundation to Year 6).


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Challenging Mathematical Tasks

Challenging Mathematical Tasks supports the idea that students learn best when they work on problems that they do not yet know how to solve. Peter Sullivan’s research shows that many students do not fear challenges in mathematics, but welcome them. And rather than having teachers instruct them, these students prefer to work out solutions for themselves.


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Open-Ended Maths Activities

Open-Ended Maths Activities discusses the features of ‘good’ mathematical questions. It provides practical advice on how teachers can create their own open-ended and problem-solving questions, and use them effectively in the classroom.


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Building Numeracy

Building Numeracy has been designed to assist all teachers, at all levels, to develop expertise and confidence in diagnosing student difficulties and classroom intervention strategies.


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Daily Workouts for Foundation to Year 6

Daily Workouts is an essential and practical resource for teachers, designed to build students’ mental computation skills, develop their learning strategies and support their mathematical understanding. It offers a comprehensive range of activities linked to the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics, Number and Algebra strand, across all primary year levels.


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Building Engagement in Middle Years Mathematics

Building Engagement in Middle Years Mathematics provides teachers with a range of original learning sequences focused on the mainstream content of the Australian Curriculum. Each sequence has been developed in line with the most recent research into mathematical learning and is designed to have a low floor and high ceiling, with multiple entry points for Years 5-8 students of varying abilities.


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Meet our author team

You can trust our expert authors and multi-award winning publishing team to provide the tools and resources you need to prepare.

Peter Sullivan is an Emeritus Professor of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Monash University. He has extensive experience in research and teaching in teacher education. He was a member of the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences panel of the Australian Research Council College of Experts from 2005 to 2008 and was an editor of the Journal of Mathematics Teacher Education for 8 years. He is a past President of the Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers and was the lead writer of the Australian Curriculum: Mathematics.

George Booker was a Senior Lecturer in Mathematics Education at Griffith University where he taught all introductory primary and special education student teachers. George has been widely published at the academic level and has written curriculum resources for all areas of mathematics education with an emphasis on the relationship between language and the development of concepts, processes and ways of thinking. He regularly provides professional learning in assessment, numeracy and problem solving for schools and other organisations throughout Australia.

Ed Lewis has a Master of Education, is an experienced educator and numeracy consultant. He spent 15 years as an educator in the primary environment and a further 20 years in the tertiary sector. Ed is also an accomplished author of numerous Primary maths print resources, including his very successful Daily Work-Outs series.

Pat Lilburn focused on primary maths education throughout her career. She has been a classroom teacher, a maths tutor and a university lecturer. She lectured in primary maths education at La Trobe University and at Australian Catholic University, providing graduates with the knowledge to implement the maths curriculum and ideas to use in their future classrooms. Pat has been writing teacher resource books for maths since 1988 when the Action Maths series was published by Oxford University Press. She has author and co-authored many published books including the hugely successful Open-Ended Maths Activities. She has also developed and written several of OUP’s maths books for Papua New Guinea over many years.

Peter Maher’s career in mathematics spans more than 40 years, supporting both learning for students and professional development for teachers. He is the author of more than 30 books designed to improve maths teaching and learning across the primary years. Peter is passionate about creating meaningful experiences in mathematics and supporting students in creative thinking and problem solving. In 2021, Peter was awarded the Order of Australia for his contribution to Education.

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