"Nelson Mathematics" is a scheme offering support for all of the UK Mathematics curricula. It allows primary teachers the opportunity to teach mathematics with confidence knowing that they will be supported by the Nelson policy of offering updates for all curricula. The scheme is structured but flexible, and fully supports the non-specialist teacher. It provides a choice of worksheets or workbooks at earlier levels, and features in-built assessment. There is an investigative approach throughout. "Nelson Mathematics" is presented in National Curriculum Levels to provide progression and continuity across Key Stages 1 and 2. Each level is designed to help teachers take each pupil, at whatever pace is appropriate, from one level to the next, hence, the prefix "towards" a level. The series is fully cross-referenced to the National Curriculum to help teachers with their planning and record-keeping. Following the review of the National Curriculum by Sir Ron Dearing in 1994, Nelson is offering a free National Curriculum update pack for existing users of "Nelson Mathematics".
This workbook set: encourages an exploratory approach through a blend of closed and open tasks; allows varied ways of recording; features a limited amount of text on the pages, so that children's enjoyment of mathematics is not affected by their reading ability; are grouped and colour-coded according to the relevant section in the teacher's resource file; children are encouraged to develop their own strategies; key vocabulary is highlighted; mental skills are encouraged, as well as paper and pencil skills; each page's purpose is stated clearly, but unobtrusively at the bottom of the page; each book is supported by the related comprehensive teacher's resource file and a separate answer book.show more