The Naplan Zone – preparation and follow-up

Every year Australian students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 take part in the National Assessment Program in Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN).

The numeracy test is a test of both content and problem-solving skills. These are the skills that are important in preparing students to live successfully in our community.

The way questions are written can make them daunting for some students. Practising NAPLAN style questions will improve a student's performance.

The Maths Builder NAPLAN style numeracy tests are specifically designed to prepare students for the NAPLAN testing and to identify weaknesses. Students should be encouraged to treat those weakness by playing interactive games provided beside each test item. Further remediation is available using the related worksheets in the Maths Builder program.

Access to games linked to Questions 1 - 15 is free. Furthermore, free access is provided to more than 300 games within the Maths Builder Champion program, here. A subscription to Maths Builder Champion (the games portal) or Maths Builder (games and worksheets) is required to access other games.

How to use these resources

We recommend that students attempt all 35 questions from a printout of each test. Once marked, students should then revisit questions they answered incorrectly and click the remedial game link. Playing the relevant game several times will develop a deeper understanding of the concept, leading to mastery.


Year 3 NAPLAN style tests View/Download

Year 5 NAPLAN style tests View/Download

Answers View/Download

NAPLAN is a trademark of the Australian Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Authority (ACARA).