Lesson advice guides

Lesson advice guides have been developed to provide teachers with guidance on developing students’ numeracy skills.

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Lesson advice guides are available for:

About these resources

Advice on use

Numeracy lesson advice guides are part of a suite of resources that provides recommendations, information and practical tools and strategies for planning and delivering effective lessons. The guides can be used at any point to support professional learning or for individual teachers to enhance their understanding and/or practice.

This resource may be used across the curriculum where it supports the teaching and learning of numeracy skills aligned to syllabus outcomes.


When using these resources in the classroom, it is important for teachers to consider the needs of all students, including Aboriginal and EAL/D learners.

EAL/D learners will require explicit language support and scaffolding, informed by the Enhanced EAL/D enhanced teaching and learning cycle and the student’s phase on the EAL/D Learning Progressions. For further information visit English as an additional language or dialect.

Learning adjustments enable students with disability and additional learning and support needs to access syllabus outcomes and content on the same basis as their peers. Teachers can use a range of adjustments to ensure a personalised approach to student learning.

A range of tools to identify, assess and challenge high potential and gifted learners are available to support teachers in the classroom. Identifying contributors to achievement helps teachers identify and target areas for students’ growth and improvement. A differentiation adjustment tool can be used to plan effective teaching strategies.

Alignment to system priorities and/or needs:

These resources reflect the following existing frameworks:

Alignment to School Excellence Framework

These resources support the School Excellence Framework and clearly align to the following domains and themes:

Learning domain

  • Curriculum: Curriculum provision, Teaching and learning programs

Teaching domain

  • Effective Classroom Practice: Lesson planning, Explicit teaching
  • Professional Standards: Literacy and numeracy focus
  • Learning and Development: Collaborative practice and feedback, Professional learning

Leading domain 

  • Educational Leadership: Instructional leadership

Evidence base

Please see individual lesson advice guides for specific evidence base.


Comments and feedback to contribute to evaluation and support ongoing resource development can be provided via Literacy and Numeracy resource feedback form.

Reviewed by: Literacy and Numeracy team

Last updated: August 2023

Anticipated resource review date: September 2024


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