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.
A 40-week programme divided into a convenient Monday to Friday daily format. Designed for daily use in the classroom or as a structured, consistent homework, with enough material for the whole school year.
Aims to develop fluency in the basics of mathematics: huge emphasis is placed on daily computation/table practice to ensure quick and accurate mental recall of key number facts.
Sequential development and consolidation of core maths concepts and precise maths language used throughout for pupils to regularly encounter and understand the vocabulary of maths.
Ensures pupils meet all areas of the curriculum on a regular basis. Constant contact with number, measures, shape and data helps ensure links and connections develop in the pupils’ mathematical knowledge.
Problem-solving in both pictorial and word format aiming to encourage pupils to practise problem-solving strategies mentally.
Contains a strong assessment component (pupil record sheet) which allows pupils evaluate their progress each week.
Ideal for private tutors and parents wanting to help boost their child's mathematical performance (separate to schoolwork).