First Mental Arithmetic 6
Product description for Parents
First Mental Arithmetic provides rich and varied practice to develop pupils’ essential maths skills at Key Stage 1 and prepare them for all aspects of the national tests.
Closely linked to the Key Stage 1 maths curriculum, each book contains test sessions presented in a unique three-part format comprising:
questions using pictures or simplified language
questions using relevant mathematical vocabulary and symbols
word problems or questions that test understanding of mathematical concepts.
Structured according to ability rather than age, the series allows children to work at their own pace, building confidence and fluency. Two Entry Tests are available in the First Mental Arithmetic Teacher’s Guide and on the Schofield & Sims website, enabling teachers, parents and tutors to select the appropriate book for each child. All the books can be used flexibly for individual, paired, group and whole-class maths practice, as well as for homework and one-to-one intervention.
First Mental Arithmetic 6 is aimed at pupils in Year 2 and includes 36 single-page sessions covering the key subject areas of number, measurement, geometry and statistics, including multiplication, division, fractions, greater than (>) and less than (<), block graphs and right angles. Regular Check-up Tests and Just Facts questions identify gaps in understanding, while a Language of Maths glossary at the start of each book helps develop children’s number vocabulary. Each book also contains three Achievement Charts to enable children to monitor their own progress. A separate accompanying answer book, First Mental Arithmetic 6 Answers contains answers to all the questions, making marking simple.
Suitable for: Key Stage 1 / Key Stage 2 level for ages 5 to 7
Publisher: Schofield & Sims