• Companion Series Overview

The NumberSense Companion Series addresses measurement, space and shape (geometry) and data handling through structured activities. The Companion Series consists of the NumberSense Companion Workbooks, Teacher Guides and materials.

With the publication of the NumberSense Companion Series, we complete the mathematics curriculum coverage for Grades R to 7. It is our hope that the NumberSense Companion Workbooks and materials will provide children with the same challenges and enjoyment that they get from the NumberSense Workbooks, helping them to experience mathematics as a meaningful, sense-making, problem-solving activity.

In the Foundation Phase, learning about measurement, space and shape and data handling is activity-based with suggested classroom activities described in the NumberSense Companion Teacher Guide. The Grade R to 3 Teacher Guides assume that teachers have a range of materials in their classrooms as well as activity cards that structure the various activities with the range of resources.

In the Intermediate Phase, learning about measurement, space and shape and data handling is addressed through the activities in the Companion Workbooks, with the support of the Companion Teacher Guides.

• Companion Workbooks and Teacher Guides

The NumberSense Companion Series is structured across Grades R-7 as follows:

Grade R-3 Companion Teacher Guides

One Companion Teacher Guide per grade that provides interactive classroom activities for:

• Measurement
• Space and Shape (Geometry)
• Data Handling
Grade 4-7 Companion Workbooks & Teacher Guides

One Companion Workbook and Teacher Guide per grade that provides interactive classroom activities for:

• Measurement
• Space and Shape (Geometry)
• Data Handling
• Companion Materials

The NumberSense Companion Series consists of the following materials:

Companion Teacher Guides

The Teacher Guides for Grades R to 3 detail the structure and intention of each activity and provide guidelines for successful implementation.

Companion Activity Resources

The Grade R to 3 Companion Teacher Guides assume that teachers have the following resources in their classrooms:

• NumberSense Attribute Blocks (60 different blocks per set)
• NumberSense Connecting Cubes (100 connecting cubes per set)
• NumberSense Tangram Puzzles (class set – 10 puzzles – or single puzzle)
• NumberSense Mosaic Puzzles (class set – 10 puzzles – or single puzzle)
• GeoGenius Construction Kit – needed in Grades 4 to 7 as well
• GeoGenius Visualisation Kit – needed in Grades 4 to 7 as well

Companion Activity Cards

The Grade R to 3 Companion Teacher Guides assume that teachers have activity cards that structure the activities with the resources. The following activity cards are available:

• NumberSense Time Activity Cards (event cards, digital time cards, analogue time cards and word cards)
• NumberSense Attribute Blocks Activity Cards
• NumberSense GeoGenius Construction Kit Activity Cards
• NumberSense Tangram Puzzle Activity Cards
• NumberSense Mosaic Puzzle Activity Cards
• NumberSense Connecting Cubes Activity Cards
• NumberSense Geoboard Activity Cards

The NumberSense Companion Activity Cards and Resources support the activities described in the Companion Teacher Guide and may be purchased individually or as classroom sets.

Companion Activity Kits

The NumberSense Activity Kit contains one set of each of the activity cards. The Activity Kit can also be purchased as a part of a classroom set, which includes the activity cards as well as the corresponding NumberSense Companion resources.

Companion Workbooks

Four activity-based workbooks in the spirit of the NumberSense Workbooks that address measurement, space and shape (geometry) and data handling. These 64-page workbooks complement and complete the NumberSense Mathematics Programme offering for the Intermediate Phase and Grade 7.

Companion Teacher Guides

The Intermediate Phase Companion Teacher Guides provide page by page detail to the teacher which supports the effective implementation of each activity (page), including answers where applicable.

NumberSense Companion Teacher Guides
NumberSense Companion Workbooks
NumberSense Companion Materials
• Companion Sample Pages

The following sample pages for the Companion Workbooks for Grades 4 to 7, are available to give you a sense of the nature of the Companion activities. The Companion activities do not assume differentiated teaching and it is therefore anticipated that children will be working in their grade appropriate Companion Workbook.

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