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About Matharoo
  • Matharoo was created with two important goals: to build positive attitudes in Australian students’ approach to maths, and also problem-solving skills in maths. 

    Matharoo is an innovative maths teaching approach that offers a simple answer to a complicated problem. How do we get Australian kids more interested in maths from a young age, stop the decades-long decline in maths skills, support teachers and parents, and do it all with one affordable resource?

    Designed to increase interest in maths and foster fascinations with problem solving, our unique worksheets are currently available for 4 primary school levels:

    • Lower primary (year 2)
    • Middle primary (year 3 & 4)
    • Upper primary (year 5 & 6)
    • Extension

    How the maths worksheets help schools, teachers, parents and students

    Matharoo’s innovative worksheets use real-world problems from TV, news, social media, Australian nature, sport and pop culture to engage students in solving maths problems. Worded problems help students to see there is more to maths than just numbers.

    Plus, the fresh weekly worksheets support the curricula and NAPLAN prep. This means teachers and parents can build critical thinking skills with a relevant, multipurpose maths teaching resource designed specifically for Australian classrooms.

    There is no other maths teaching tool quite like Matharoo. Completely original, engaging, and fun worksheets are delivered direct to subscribers’ inboxes every Saturday afternoon ready for the week ahead. They are 100% royalty free so can be copied and shared for assured interest and improvement in maths problem-solving skills.

  • Who are the Matharoo mob?

    This innovative maths teaching tool was the brainchild of Victorian educator Robin Philbrick. Robin spent 30 years in Government schools, working at every level from classroom teacher to Principal before moving on to build a network of tuition centres in Melbourne suburbs.

    Robin and his mob of Matharoo professionals are dedicated to fostering positive attitudes to mathematics in schools and homes across Australia, starting with worded problems that are of natural interest to children.

    The Matharoo Difference

    Students need to build positive attitudes towards mathematics in all its forms in order to succeed. Before we look at the future, let’s pause on the present: maths skills Australia-wide have been in decline since 2000 if not earlier. We are falling far behind neighbouring countries when it comes to numerical reasoning and problem solving. Not only does that mean our kids are in danger of missing out on the best jobs, it also means our country is becoming less important as the rest of the world innovates.

    The critical thinking skills developed through Matharoo worksheets build students’ skills to problem solving using maths. This sets them up for success later in life. Maths is much more than sums, so to succeed our kids need to learn the importance of collaboration and problem solving from an early age.

  • Hop into Matharoo today

    To learn more about the maths teaching resource helping classroom teachers, students and parents re-engage in mathematics, have a look around our website.

    You can sign up for a two-week free trial of Matharoo or hop straight in to become a subscriber. If you have any questions or want to know more, feel free to contact us directly online or by phone, email or post.

    Matharoo: simplifying positive maths engagement, in the classroom and in the home.

    • The students really look forward to and enjoy their weekly problem solving adventures. Not only do they enjoy the challenges and the activities, it has really made a difference towards their degree of engagement and practical understanding of what real world maths involves. Many thanks!

      Maria T.
    • Matharoo worksheets are a huge part of our resources and strategies towards making a difference in this area. Each teacher uses the worksheets differently. I personally have used your sheets EVERY Monday. I explicitly teach each question.

      Jane W.
    • Thank you for this year’s amazing work. My teachers and students have thoroughly enjoyed them… and I have enjoyed working on building the ‘Understand Operations’ part of our numeracy programmes.

      Rod K.
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