Year 4 Critical Thinking Online Course

How we'll get your child OC test ready at home

Learn at home

Clear, Structured Weekly Theory Lesson Videos

Pair Theory Lesson Videos with the Matrix Theory Book for a structured and easy to follow learning experience with our Subject Matter Experts.

Books delivered to your home

Easy-to-follow resources

A full set of resources written by academics and experienced teachers covering all aspects of the new NSW syllabus.

Individual help

Q&A Boards for personalised responses

Address any gaps in your learning by posting your questions on the Q&A Boards at any time. Receive a written or video response within 1 working day!

Regular progress updates

Track your child's progress via the Matrix LMS

Check-in on your child’s progress by viewing their Quiz marks. Assess your child’s exam readiness with our triweekly tests to help identify knowledge gaps.



What our online Year 4 Critical Thinking students receive

Clear, Structured Theory Lesson Videos

Q&A Boards

Comprehensive Theory Book

End of Term Topic Test

Clear, Structured Weekly Theory Lesson Videos

Experienced teachers guide you through every concept and example in your Matrix Theory Book.

Easy-to-follow Theory Lesson Videos taught by Subject Matter Experts

Gain in-depth knowledge and understanding with easy to follow theory explanations.

Experienced teachers explain every aspect of the syllabus.

Learn at your own pace, online

Pause, replay or speed up and watch as many times as you need.

Re-watch until you understand with video playback options.

Know everything with worked examples

Every page, every example in detail so you don't miss a thing!

Leave no stone unturned! Every question will be answered and explained in each video lesson.

The Matrix+ Online Learning Method TM

Theory Lesson Videos, Matrix Resources and Online Help at home

Step 1

Watch clear, structured theory lesson Videos with your Matrix Theory Book.

Learn at your own pace with easy to follow theory explanations.

Every Monday, students watch their weekly Theory Lesson Videos.

Step 2

Ask questions on the Q&A Boards for Individual Help.

Stuck on a question? Post your question and receive responses within 1 working day.

After your theory lesson, post your questions anytime for individual help.

Step 3

Attempt your Critical Thinking task.

Improve your skills each week.

Attempt your tasks and flag any questions on the Q&A Board.

Step 4

Submit your writing task online.

Receive personalised and detailed feedback on your written task.

Every Sunday, complete your writing task to receive timely feedback.

Year 4 Critical Thinking Online Course Details

 Clear, structured theory lessons led by Subject Matter Experts using the Matrix Theory Book.


Verbal, Non-verbal, and Spatial Reasoning

Lesson 1: Spatial Reasoning (Reflections and Rotations with Maths Problems)
Lesson 2: Spatial Reasoning (Patterns and Multiple Patterns)
Lesson 3: Diagnostic Review
Lesson 4: Spatial Reasoning (Fitting Shapes Together)
Lesson 5: Spatial Reasoning (Face and Edge Views, Layered Objects)
Lesson 6: Diagnostic Review
Lesson 7: Spatial Reasoning (Nets of 3D Shapes with Matching Sides)
Lesson 8: Spatial Reasoning (Surface Area and Visibility)
Lesson 9: End of Term Topic Test

Identifying Patters in Numbers and Puzzles

Lesson 1: Complex Number Sentences
Lesson 2: Problems with Patterns in Number Sequences
Lesson 3: Diagnostic Review
Lesson 4: Calculation and Worded Problems
Lesson 5: Combinations and Probability
Lesson 6: Diagnostic Review
Lesson 7: Maths Puzzles
Lesson 8: Interpreting Graphic Information
Lesson 9: End of Term Topic Test

Measurements and Spatial Reasoning 2

Lesson 1: Measurement Problems (Time)
Lesson 2: Measurement Problems (Weight and Volume)
Lesson 3: Diagnostic Review
Lesson 4 Measurement Problems (Distance)
Lesson 5 Spatial Reasoning (Perimeter and Area, Areas from Grid Squares)
Lesson 6: Diagnostic Review
Lesson 7: Logic Puzzles
Lesson 8: Syllogisms
Lesson 9: End of Term Topic Test

Logic, Syllogisms, and Verbal Recall

Lesson 1: Logic Fallacy Identification
Lesson 2: Strong Argument Identification
Lesson 3: Diagnostic Review
Lesson 4: Verbal Reasoning (Synonyms, Verbal Recall and Interpretation)
Lesson 5: Verbal Reasoning (Analysis)
Lesson 6: Diagnostic Review
Lesson 7: Verbal Reasoning (Inferences)
Lesson 8: Verbal Reasoning (Prediction and Evaluation)
Lesson 9: End of Term Topic Test

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Year 4 Critical Thinking Matrix+ Online Course

9-Lesson Online Course

Course begins: 10 October 2022

Course concludes: TBC

Resources will be mailed to enrolled students within 1 working day

*View Matrix+ Terms and Conditions here.

Year 4 Critical Thinking Online Course Teachers


Ms Isabel Bunting


Isabel completed her Bachelor of Advanced Science (with 1st Class Hons) at the University of Sydney. She has been tutoring and teaching Physics and Mathematics since 2015. More recently, she has tutored and demonstrated Physics at the University of Sydney.

90+ Teachers

Experienced and inspirational

50+ Hours

Matrix Teacher Induction Training

Over 70%

Of teachers are postgraduates

Above 4.6/5

Student satisfaction survey score

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Tried and Tested by Matrix Students


"I enjoyed being able to re-play parts of the video that I misunderstood, or needed to hear for a second time. I also liked being able to skip over some sections which I was comfortable with or had already finished. Being able to do this allowed me to learn in a way that matched my abilities, and kept me engaged during the lesson. This really helped in solidifying my understanding of the new content, as well as maintaining my engagement."

Nia Worthington, St Ursula's College Kingsgrove

"The online lesson was very straightforward and easy to follow, it felt like an actual face-to-face lesson! I really liked the annotations and diagrams that my teacher made alongside the content. Through this online platform, it was actually easier for me to understand the teacher. The structure in which the lesson was presented helped me engage with the question and directly answer it, while also allowing me to learn at my own pace."

Justin Kim, Knox Grammar School

"The online theory lessons complete the entire lesson from that week from beginning to end. There are no questions skipped which provides a better sense of completion and finality to each lesson. Being able to pause the video and rewind is very useful as sometimes I know that I require extra time to run over certain concepts which may be new to me or are more challenging."

Emily Dinh, James Ruse Agricultural High School

Year 4 Critical Thinking Online Course Pricing


(inc GST)
per module.

Year 4 Critical Thinking Online Course includes:


Online lessons taught by Experienced Teachers

9 Engaging Theory Lesson Videos over 8 weeks

Detailed Theory Book delivered to your home

Access to Matrix LMS featuring additional resources

Individual help through the Q&A Boards

Personalised and detailed feedback on your writing

Triweekly tests to assess your exam readiness. Marking included.

Access Theory Lesson Videos and Q&A Boards until the end of the academic year.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who are the teachers in your videos?

Our Matrix classroom Teachers (who are Subject Matter Experts) will be conducting the Online Theory Lesson Videos. They are experienced educators who are knowledgeable and know how to explain things clearly.

How long are the videos online for?

The Matrix+ courses run until 11 December 2022. After the term, students will still be able to access Theory Lesson Videos, Q&A Discussion Boards, and online resources until the end of 31 December 2023.

Can I receive early access?

Do I need to re-enrol every term?

Each term, we’ll check in with you about your Matrix+ enrolment for the following term – you can add, change or remove topics or courses. We’ll then print your new resources and deliver them before the new term begins so you can continue your learning.

When will I receive my resources?

Students who enrol before Sunday 2 October 2022, will have their resources express despatched on Monday 3 October 2022.

What Additional help can my child get with Matrix+?

Students will have exclusive access to a Q&A Boards where they can ask questions related to the subject and have them answered by a Subject Matter Expert within 1 working day.

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