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# Mathematical Mindsets - Primary Students

### Being Collaborative - Lower Primary Students

### Being Collaborative - Upper Primary Students

### Being Curious - Lower Primary Students

### Being Curious - Upper Primary Students

### Being Resilient - Lower Primary Students

### Being Resilient - Upper Primary Students

### Being Resourceful - Lower Primary Students

### Being Resourceful - Upper Primary Students

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Successful mathematicians understand and use mathematical ideas and methods, solve problems, explain and justify their thinking, and have a positive attitude towards learning mathematics.

Being curious, resourceful, resilient and collaborative are all valuable mathematical mindsets. We hope that the activities below will give you opportunities to develop these desirable characteristics.

*For problems arranged by mathematical topics, see our Topics in Primary Mathematics page
For problems arranged by mathematical thinking skills, see our Thinking Mathematically page*

Age 5 to 7

These lower primary problems are ideal for you to work on with friends - two heads can be better than one!

Age 7 to 11

These upper primary problems are ideal for you to work on with friends - two heads can be better than one!

Age 5 to 7

Are you a curious mathematician? Would you like to get better at asking mathematical questions? If so, these lower primary tasks are for you!

Age 7 to 11

Are you a curious mathematician? Would you like to get better at asking mathematical questions? If so, these upper primary tasks are for you!

Age 5 to 7

These lower primary problems will need you to be resilient but remember you'll get a greater sense of achievement if you've had to struggle.

Age 7 to 11

These upper primary problems will need you to be resilient but remember you'll get a greater sense of achievement if you've had to struggle.

Age 5 to 7

Give yourself lots of time to work on these lower primary problems. They are designed to help you become more resourceful.

Age 7 to 11

Give yourself lots of time to work on these upper primary problems. They are designed to help you become more resourceful.