Spectrum maths

The Spectrum Maths series of books, aimed at primary and lower secondary level, were published to supplement the mathematics schemes that schools were already using. The series included books on investigations, data handling, games, algebra / shape and space, and number skills.

The series was defined in terms of three ability levels. Broadly defined, these levels were:

Starting (Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3)

More (Year 3, Year 4 and Year 5)

Go Further (Year 5, Year 6 and Year 7).

The books link activities contained within them to the attainment targets of using and applying, number, shape, space and measures, and data handling, National Curriculum levels were also assigned to the activities.

Each activity has comprehensive notes summarising the main content of the activity, the resources or equipment required and a section on possible extensions, with ideas for stimulating the able child.

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Book 3: number

Spectrum Maths book 3: number is a useful resource that strongly supports the aims and objectives of number work within the framework for teaching mathematics. The series comprises a teacher's guide and workbooks/student book per year group (Y1-Y6).

Starting games: for National Curriculum levels 1-3

These workbooks have been developed to provide a wide range of photocopiable materials to meet teachers' needs across any mathematics curriculum. The four titles which make up the series are Games, Investigations, Puzzles and Mental Mathematics, and each title contains three books covering a range of ability levels...

Starting number skills for national curriculum levels 1-3

This photocopiable resource on number skills can supplement any maths scheme. It contains over 40 maths activities linked to National Curriculum Attainment Levels 1-3. Each pupils' page is placed opposite a corresponding teacher's page showing the Attainment Targets covered by the activities.

Go further with games: for national curriculum levels 3-6

These workbooks have been developed to provide a wide range of photocopiable materials to meet teachers' needs across any mathematics curriculum. The four titles which make up the series are Games, Investigations, Puzzles and Mental Mathematics, and each title contains three books covering a range of ability levels...

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