About This Book
When children can solve problems in their heads, they feel more confident in their own abilities. The development of mental computation progesses through a range of strategies that can be improved by regular practice. The Targeting Mental Maths series targets the structured development of the children's mental maths strategies.
The Year 6 Targeting Mental Maths book has been written to complement the Targeting Maths Australian Curriculum Year 6 Student Book. The two-page weekly units run parallel to the contents in the student book. Units are divided into four terms of work and each term ends with a Revision Unit. There are 32 units in total.
A unit consists of two facing pages. The left-hand page has three groups of quick mental exercises that constantly practise the necessary maths facts. The right-hand page always starts with an explanation and practice of a mental strategy. This is followed by exercises that include work on space, measurement, position, number, data, chance etc. The page concludes with a problem of the week.
- Year 6
- Garda Turner