Mathomat Classroom Resource Sets

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Classroom Sets

Set A - Class set of 40 Mathomat templates in binder, with a set of all four teacher resource books for Mathomat and one each of the Mathomat 4th edition and Snappies student books.

$420 including GST

Set B - Classroom set with 40 each of Mathomat, Mathomat Primary, Mathomat Senior and Netbuilder templates supplied in storage binders. Set of all four teacher resource books.

$995 including GST

Also available:
Set C - A classroom set with the same contents as H106 00010 above with templates in individual storage wallets. Supplied in storage tub.

$1030 including GST



There are four different versions of the Mathomat template included in sets B & C

The MATHOMAT Primary template

The new Mathomat Primary template has an expanded range of geometric shapes, including many interesting irregular polygons as well as an extensive range of regular polygons that challenge students to develop a deeper understanding of shape property. Mathomat Primary shapes can be used to extend lessons using pattern blocks and attribute blocks.

The Mathomat Primary template includes a rich collection of number lines to develop numeracy through counting in millimetres, centimetres, by 5's and by 10's. The Mathomat Primary template includes a central half circle protractor, compass rose and a circle marked with 100 divisions for pi charts.

The MATHOMAT template.

Mathomat is a complete technical drawing set in a single instrument combining protractor, rulers, set squares, and a great range of geometric shapes. Mathomat is inspiring to use and promotes active learning when combined with well crafted lessons, such as those in the following Mathomat publications. These lessons offer a glimpse of the enormous potential that MATHOMAT has for technical and creative drawing. More information can be found at the template overview.

The NETBUILDER template

The set of 40 NETBUILDER templates included with resource sets B & C will allow students to investigate an inspiring range of polyhedra by drawing complex nets for them quickly and with precision.

The new student book for the Mathomat V2 template

120 pages in three sections

Section 1

40 illustrated investigations with the Mathomat V2 template. Put students 'into' a situation so they can make sense of the mathematical relationships and operations involved. This helps in forming and operating on the mental imagery that is central mathematical thinking.

Section 2

More about Mathomat. 14 pages of further investigations with the Mathomat V2 template. These less contextualised activities encourage students to build on the investigations from section1.

Section 3

Mathomat V2 diary. A place to deepen understanding of the Mathomat V2 activities through reflection and by learning to classify patterns that have been previously created; such as classifying the vertices formed in tessellation designs

About the new investigations in the Mathomat V2 student book

The understanding angles series

In the new 'Understanding angles investigations' learners are encouraged to develop a concept of what an angle is, before using the Mathomat protractor for precision angle measurement. These activities reflect research studies* which argue that students develop a spatial structuring of angle by abstracting what is common between three distinct angle contexts; corner angles (where both arms of the angle are visible), slope angles (in which only one arm of the angle can be physically seen), and turning angles in which all features of the angle must be imagined dynamically. Our new Mathomat V2 instruction book gives students the opportunity to draw and measure the standard angle concept in these situations. This activity is scaffolded by asking students to visualise a drinking straw as they work. Students are asked to use the Mathomat protractor for precision measurement to confirm their initial estimates of angle size. A key skill in this precision measuring task is to be able to imagine, and to mentally place, the second arm of the angle after alignment of the physical Mathomat protractor.

 Mathomat and symmetry

The Get transforming investigation in the Mathomat 4th edition student book is being extended in the Mathomat V2 student manual to give students a sense of the four transformations underlying earlier tessellation activities. These fully explain the transformation of motifs without changing their size or shape and are sometimes called the isometries of the plane. They are: rotationtranslationreflection and glide reflection.

The Mr Symmetrical activity from the Mathomat 4th edition student book is being extended in the Mathomat V2 student manual to give students experience with rotation and reflection as symmetry operations which transform a shape into itself. This includes classifying each of the Mathomat shapes according to its number of line and rotational symmetries.

New diary section of the Mathomat V2 student manual

In the diary section of the Mathomat V2 manual learners will be asked to 'size-up' the potential symmetry operations in Mathomat at a single glance through use of scientific classification of their symmetry properties.

What's new in the Mathomat Version 2 template

The version 2 Mathomat will be available in June 2018, and is a more powerful product - being the same size as the current Mathomat but with many new functions and features built into its design. These include:

Enhanced 2-D pattern drawing

The new large regular octagon, and the resized large regular pentagon combine to form a group of regular polygons with 15mm sides to compliment the very popular existing regular polygons with 10mm sides. Students now have more creative freedom in 2-D designs to suit their project style.

The Mathomat V2 manual is a rich source of creative drawing ideas; for classroom or individual student use.

Sometimes students want to fill the whole page with their drawing. At other times its best to leave space for the remainder of a presentation. The Mathomat V2 offers both creative options.

Enhanced graphing

The Mathomat V2 template includes

  • A larger sine/cosine curve
  • Integration of unit circle, sine curve, linear radian scale and new trig scale to form a 'function machine' that can help students to learn trigonometry through visualisation of the unit circle method.

  • Larger parabola

  • A new normal distribution curve 

Illustrated below:

The solution to a senior school trigonometry problem. Finding the hours of the day at which it is safe to cross the harbour bar of a fishing village by boat 

The larger sine curve makes a striking improvement to hand drawn sketches. The integrated unit circle allows students to find angle values as distance travelled around its circumfrence before locating them on the x-axis of the graph of that function.Lesson 11 in Maths with Mathomat in the free resources section of this website provides a comprehensive plan for using Mathomat with the unit circle method of teaching trigonometry.

Enhanced 3-D sketching in the Mathomat V2 template

  • New kite for sketching square based pyramids

  • New ellipse to assist with sketching conics

  • A 1:2 scale for detailed engineering drawing
  • More challenging fraction markings around circles for greater student interest

Enhanced graduations

A new 1:2 scale ruler for detailed drawings, especially useful in engineering drawings

Ask students to redraw this section at a scale of 1:2 using their Mathomat V2 template

The many circles on Mathomat have a revised set of graduations to create interesting fractions such sevenths, and ninths, to challenge students to think flexibly about numbers

Improved polgons

To deepen student understanding of a topic many students find difficult:
New quadrilaterals

A new kite, non isosceles trapezium and concave quadrilateral (arrow head) for drawing

Improved flow 

The polygons in the Mathomat V2 template flow in a clockwise direction in hierarchical order according to shape property. Students are encouraged to consider shape property continuously while working with the new V2 template


The Mathomat Senior template includes a range of curves for neat sketching of the graphs of functions for sine, cosine, tan, quadratics, cubic, hyperbola, normal frequency distribution and for exponential relationships.

Mathomat Senior has a full circle protractor and a useful collection of number lines, as well as stencil shapes for sketching in 3-D and for 2-D patterns.

Mathomat Senior is a powerful tool that assists students to visualise relationship in senior school mathematics, by promoting the neat and efficient presentation of class work through the use of drawing.

 There are four teacher resource books for Mathomat supplied with sets A,B and C

Geometry and Beyond with MATHOMAT

By Michael O’Connor

These lessons for middle school have a geometry focus and make extensive use of commonly available classroom materials such as pattern blocks, The Geometer’s Sketchpad software and the Mathomat template. These lessons can be used for replacement of rote text book activities with a more interesting perspective.

The author follows themes in this book through various year levels within the Australian Curriculum, Mathematics.

Geometry & Beyond with Mathomat

Maths with Mathomat: A series of lesson plans for years 4 to 9 and beyond

By Susie Groves and Peter Grover

The 11 comprehensive lesson plans in this book explore an exciting, diverse and important range of mathematics in a way that fosters deeper student understanding through mathematical investigation and students communicating their results.

Explore topics such as symmetry, tessellations, construction of polyhedra, the sine curve and mystic symbols with MATHOMAT as an active learning tool.



Maths with Mathomat


Space and beyond using Mathomat: More than 100 investigations for years 4 to 9 and beyond

By Steve Lewis and Ted Marks

Mathomat is a widely available and inspiring teaching aid for students to use. In this series of investigations the authors unlock much of that potential. As Dr Paul Swan says of these investigations in the Foreword to the book “For those unfamiliar with the Mathomat I suggest you purchase one and work through some of the activities contained in the book, it may forever change the way you teach some topics”. The investigations are formatted as photocopy masters. Answers in the form of completed investigations are included


Space & Beyond Using Mathomat

Mathomat Instructions Text Book and Units Of Work

By Craig Young

The original instruction text book for Mathomat from 1972 is reproduced here, with updates for the new Mathomat template design. This 116 page book of photocopiable investigations with Mathomat reveal the passion for teaching of Craig Young, the designer of the original Mathomat. These investigations introduce middle school students to the use of the Mathomat template for linear measurement, navigation, the use of the protractor and much more. Mathomat is an inspirational drawing tool which encourages students to interrelate the various branches of mathematics through technical and creative drawing. These beautifully illustrated lessons demonstrate how this can be achieved.


Mathomat Instruction Text Book & Units of Work