## Maths SMART Student Book 1A

## Maths SMART Student Book 1A

Author(s)
Hawa Shahbal

Penny Sim

Consultant(s) Katharine Edgar

ISBN 978-981-4321-24-2

Subject Mathematics

Series Maths SMART

Level Grade/Stage 1

* Maths SMART* series is developed to cover comprehensively the learning outcomes of the latest Cambridge Primary curriculum framework.

* Maths SMART* builds a strong foundation of the subject through the use of well-researched and sound pedagogical principles. Adopting the popular

*Concrete -> Pictorial -> Abstract*approach widely used in the Singapore mathematics curriculum, pupils are introduced to new concepts through concrete manipulatives and engaging pictorials before they are led to see their abstract symbolic representations. This allows pupils to have a deeper understanding of key mathematical concepts, thus motivating them to learn.

Content is also clearly structured and spiralled across the levels to ensure a gradual build-up and review of skills as pupils progress up the grades. At the same time, emphasis is given on developing pupils’ problem-solving skills, critical thinking, as well as other 21^{st} Century Skills.

* Maths SMART* also develops pupils’ exam confidence. A wide variety of practice questions are provided at frequent and appropriate junctures. This ensures that there is immediate reinforcement of concepts and sufficient practice to enable pupils to attain mastery, thus preparing them well for the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint tests.

* Maths SMART* Grade 1 comprises the following components:

- Textbooks 1A and 1B
- Workbooks 1A and 1B
- Teacher’s Guides 1A and 1B — Contains Scheme-of-Work, wraparound teachers’ notes for Textbooks and answers for Workbooks, with additional information and tips on conducting and delivering effective mathematics lessons
- Additional worksheets for review and extension of learning are available online

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