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Basic number skills

Schofield & Sims resources are written by experienced teachers to support the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum for key stages 1 and 2. Focusing on the core subjects of maths, English and science, many of our books are suitable for whole-school use.

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First Mental Arithmetic


First Mental Arithmetic provides carefully graded questions that develop children's essential mathematics skills. A downwards extension of the Schofield & Sims bestseller Mental Arithmetic, the workbooks contain a Language of Maths glossary to develop number vocabulary and three check-ups to assess understanding.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Ann Montague-Smith

First Mental Arithmetic Answers


First Mental Arithmetic provides carefully graded questions that develop children's essential mathematics skills. A downwards extension of the Schofield & Sims bestseller Mental Arithmetic, the books contain a Language of Maths glossary to develop number vocabulary and three check-ups assess understanding.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Ann Montague-Smith

Telling the Time


Telling the time is a vital life skill. Schofield & Sims Telling the Time breaks this difficult topic down into a sequence of manageable ideas that young learners can approach at their own pace. Beginning with child-friendly explanations of times of day and units of time, the series moves on to introduce telling the time on an analogue clock, before progressing to cover a wide range of related topics, including different ways of measuring and representing time, time expressions and everyday time problems. 

Age group: 5 to 9 | Author: Christine Shaw

Mental Maths


The Mental Maths series develops children's ability to understand number problems and to use their knowledge to resolve these problems confidently and logically. Clear, carefully structured exercises build children's mathematical knowledge and mental agility, focusing particularly on number, shape, measures and time.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Anne Forster and Paul Martin

First Numbers


The First Numbers books help children to learn basic number skills, including addition and subtraction, correct formation of numerals and using the subtraction, addition and equals signs. The exercises are carefully paced through repetition, allowing children to move easily from one stage to the next.

Age group: 4 to 6 | Author: Anne Evans

Key Maths


Key Maths activity books reinforce children's understanding of important skills and concepts as required at Key Stage 1. The clear, attractively presented content enables children to solve real-life mathematical problems independently, and covers algebra, measures, money, fractions and data handling.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Andrew Parker and Jane Stamford

Number Book


Number Book is a series of graded activity books designed to help children learn basic calculation skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, eventually working with numbers up to 100.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Andrew Parker and Jane Stamford