Using the Textbooks

Browse Mathspace content, assign tasks and share lessons

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Written by Ernest Tan
Updated over a week ago

The Textbooks feature is the best way to browse Mathspace content as a teacher. From here, you can assign lessons for your students to read, online tasks they'll complete within Mathspace and worksheets they can complete offline. **Worksheets not available for all textbooks**

  1. Click on the textbook icon on the left panel to open up the Textbooks feature.

  2. Click on 'change textbook' link to select another textbook. You will be able to view all textbooks that your school has access to.

  3. Click on a topic name to select your topic. Topics are broad areas of study.

  4. Click on a subtopic name to select your subtopic. Subtopics contain lessons and questions, and are aligned to curriculum outcomes.

Alternatively, you can also search directly for a subtopic using the search bar. You can also search directly for a specific curriculum outcome.

Once a subtopic is selected, the tabs you have access to will depend on your Mathspace subscription and the curriculum you follow. The three available tabs are Lesson, Worksheet and Questions.


Clicking on Lesson will bring up the Mathspace lesson for the subtopic that explains key concepts, often using diagrams and occasionally interactives to build engagement and understanding.

Clicking on "Assign to students" will bring up the assign task flyout, to assign to your class or with specific students. It will then appear on the Student Dashboard as a lesson they can read.

We will track and report:

  • the time students spent on the lesson page, and

  • the students' scroll depth.


The Questions tab is available for all curricula but user access is dependent on subscription.

Clicking into Questions will display the list of questions available to be assigned to students.

You can view each question in more detail by expanding it, which will display the difficulty of the question and the estimated time it should take to complete it, as well as an option to try the question yourself as the student would - this will take you to the Student Workbook.

Clicking on "Create Adaptive Task" will bring you to the final stages of creating an Adaptive Task, where the subtopic is already preselected.

Clicking on "Add all questions" or on a "+" button will add questions to the cart for the creation of a Custom Task.


Worksheets not available for all textbooks

Clicking into the Worksheet will display a list of questions similar to that in the Questions tab. However, the questions in the Worksheet are static and are completed offline, not in the Student Workbook.

The menu icon at the top of the page allows you to view the answer key or download either the worksheet or answer key as a PDF. You can also assign the worksheet as a task, where it will appear on the student dashboard for them to view; they will still complete the worksheet offline.

Can I search across multiple textbooks?

You can search for a lesson content across ALL textbooks in your school's textbook library.

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