Navigating the Textbook

An introduction to the three tabs within the textbook: Lesson, Questions and Worksheet

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Written by Michael Penfold
Updated over a week ago

The Textbooks page within Mathspace allows you to browse and assign content as a teacher. From here, you can assign lessons for your students to read, online tasks they'll complete within Mathspace and, if you follow the Australian or IB Curriculum, worksheets they can complete offline.

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

  2. Click on the textbook name to select your 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, Questions and Worksheet.


The lesson tab is available to all users regardless of subscription or curriculum.

Clicking on Lesson will bring up the Mathspace lesson for the subtopic; it explains key concepts, often using diagrams, worked examples and interactive widgets 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. These questions will be completed by students online in the Student Workbook.

You can view each question in full and see key information about the difficulty of the question and the estimated time it should take to complete it, as well as options to reveal the solution or 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.


The Worksheet tab is currently available for Australian or International Baccalaureate curricula but user access is dependent on subscription.

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.

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