New Wave Mental Maths is a school-wide series that aims to strengthen pupils’ mental maths abilities; essential skills that underpin effective interaction with all aspects of the maths curriculum and problem-solving situations.
The series is comprised of six pupil workbooks which aim to provide comprehensive coverage of mental maths concepts required by the primary school mathematics curriculum. New Wave Mental Maths provides a valuable resource to support teachers in the classroom, helping pupils to develop essential skills that will underpin their success in all areas of maths.
Mental maths is a group of skills that allow you to do maths in your head without using a pencil and paper or a calculator.
Mental arithmetic involves a range of skills including being able to recall basic number facts, being able to visualise mental images of numbers and objects, and being able to do calculations quickly in your head. These skills can all be developed with practice.
There are many benefits to be gained from developing good mental maths skills. The brain, like muscles, gets stronger and more efficient with use.
Mental maths is an essential skill for school children of all ages. It forms the foundation for most of the areas of mathematics that use numbers, including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.
Benefits and applications of mental maths:
In primary school
In everyday life
It is also a valuable skill for everyday life, as it can help you to do simple calculations quickly and without error. This can be useful when working out change at the shops, or when trying to divide a bill evenly between friends.
Mental maths is also useful when solving more complex problems. Being able to visualise numbers and operations in your head can help you to see patterns and relationships that you might otherwise miss.
By teaching mental maths in primary school, you are equipping pupils with a valuable skill that will serve them throughout their lives.
Mental arithmetic is a valuable skill, keeping the brain quick and active, whilst improving number sense. There are many great strategies for improving mental maths abilities in school.
By using strategies and encouraging regular practice, your pupils will develop strong mental maths abilities in no time.
Mental maths strategies are the foundation of most of the areas of mathematics that use numbers. By teaching mental maths to pupils, we are giving them the tools they need to succeed in mathematical concepts that require the manipulation of numbers.
Studies have also shown that mental arithmetic can significantly boost the capacity of the brain. Many real-life problems require mathematical knowledge, but they also require the ability to think creatively and apply what you know in new ways.
By teaching mental maths strategies, you can give pupils a strong foundation on which to build their mathematical understanding and problem-solving skills.
Some key features of the New Wave Mental Maths series:
Prim-Ed Publishing offers a range of maths worksheets and resources, including teacher guides and maths games, plus much more. Contact us for more information or check out the other Prim-Ed Series available for your school.