In the Intermediate Phase there are typically four different kinds of pages in the NumberSense Workbooks:

**NumberSense Workbook pages**
- Practice pages,
- Calculation strategy pages, and
**Concept development pages**
- Fractions,
- Pre-algebra patterning,
- Ratio, rate etc.

- NumberSense Companion

Each of these pages has a specific management / teaching approach associated with it.

**Concept Development**

It goes without saying, that throughout the workbooks, we are supporting students to develop mathematical concepts (knowledge, skills etc.). Key concepts that are being developed in the Intermediate Phase include:

- The fraction concept
- Pre-algebraic thinking (patterns and patterning)
- Ratio

The methodology of the NumberSense Programme is to use activities (situations/problems) to “reveal” mathematics vs. “telling” students “how to do” certain procedures. In this spirit concepts are developed gradually and over a long period of time (along well defined developmental trajectories), with students developing an increasingly rich and deep understanding of the concept.