Oxford International Primary Maths takes an enquiry-based approach to learning mathematics, engaging students in the topics through asking questions that make them think, and activities that encourage them to explore and practise.
As students progress through the course, they not only learn about mathematical concepts, but also how to use problem solving techniques in their approach to studying the subject.
The topics are explored in careful stages, introducing different aspects at a pace that allows students to absorb and practise what they have learned.
Photos, illustrations and diagrams are used to help students explore and understand, and the language is clear and easy for primary children to understand.
For the teacher, the Teacher's Guides provide step-by-step notes for each lesson, guiding students through the topic, and supporting students with their language development when needed
Lead author Tony Cotton is a writer and educational consultant with over 30 years teaching in primary schools, secondary schools and Universities. He is the author of a number of books including Understanding and Teaching Primary Mathematics. Caroline Clissold is an experienced teacher, having taught all years form Years 1 to 6. For nine years, she was the mathematics consultant for a London borough responsible for implementing the national numeracy strategy. She now conducts teacher training workshops and her main interest lies in developing ways to integrate speaking and listening skills in a meaningful, engaging way. For the last ten years Linda Glithro has been Deputy Head in a large independent school with particular interest in Maths, Science and assessment. Previously she has also worked in primary schools across Oxfordshire and was a founding member of the Maths Association Primary Sub-committee.
1. Number and place value ; 2. Fractions, decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion ; 3. Mental calculation strategies ; 4. Written calculation ; 5. Shape ; 6. Position and movement ; 7. Length, mass and capacity ; 8. Time ; 9. Perimeter and area ; 10. Handling data ; Glossary