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Number Mate Bk 1
Activities to develop addition, subtraction, place value and problem solving skills
If practical and easy-to-use resources appeal to you, here's the ideal series to complement the classroom maths programme. Each book provides activities to develop knowledge of whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percentage, includes number problems, plus explanations and success criteria for each activity, which students can complete in class or at home. These are also ideal for older students who need extra reinforcement.
Bernadette Lawlor-Beech has been engaged in education for almost 20 years and is passionate about making a difference in teaching and learning. She has taught in primary and secondary schools and is currently principal of Holy Family School in Wanaka. Bernadette is particularly interested in the transitional years between primary and secondary and has taught years 6 to 8 both in New Zealand and England. In 2005 Bernadette won the New Zealand NEITA Excellence in Education award for her research and work with reading programmes. She has a special interest in developing high quality, accessible maths resources that engage and entrench learning.