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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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Mental Arithmetic


Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated series of graded books proven to raise children's attainment in maths. Based on ability, rather than age, each book practises the four basic number operations, challenging children to do more complex problems involving logical thinking and to apply knowledge introduced previously.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: T R Goddard, J W Adams and R P Beaumont

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 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

Mental Arithmetic Answers Book

Mental Arithmetic is a highly differentiated series of graded books proven to raise children's attainment in maths. Based on ability, rather than age, each book practises the four basic number operations, challenging children to do more complex problems involving logical thinking and to apply knowledge introduced previously.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: T R Goddard, J W Adams and R P Beaumont

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

KS2 Problem Solving


Key Stage 2 Problem Solving is a series of graded activity books helping children to sharpen their mathematical skills. It encourages them to apply their maths skills to a range of 'real-life' situations, such as shopping and keeping score in games.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Anne Forster and Paul Martin

KS1 Problem Solving

KS1 Problem Solving is a series of graded books which help children to sharpen their mathematical skills by applying their knowledge to a range of 'real-life' situations, such as shopping and telling the time. Exercises include addition and subtraction, shapes and their properties and concepts of time.

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

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

Times Tables Tests

The Times Tables Tests series helps to secure children's knowledge and application of essential multiplication and division facts and to develop their understanding of number vocabulary. Tests are similar in format to those in Mental Arithmetic and may be used in conjunction with this series or independently.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Steve Mills & Hilary Koll

Times Tables Tests Answers

The Times Tables Tests series helps to secure children's knowledge and application of essential multiplication and division facts and to develop their understanding of number vocabulary. Tests are similar in format to those in Mental Arithmetic and may be used in conjunction with this series or independently.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Steve Mills & Hilary Koll

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

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: 5 to 7 | Author: Anne Evans

Times Tables Practice

Times Tables Practice gives children extensive practice in the times tables relevant to their age group, providing enjoyable activities with attractive illustrations that will hold their attention throughout. Both books end with number problems and 'What I know' pages, which build children's confidence and reinforce learning.

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

Understanding Maths


Understanding Maths is a series of learning workbooks covering eight key areas of maths at Key Stage 2. Each book stands alone, and provides a concise summary of textbook-style information, alongside practical workbook activities, providing a sound foundation for success in mathematics.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Steve Mills and Hilary Koll

Understanding Reasoning

Understanding Reasoning helps pupils to understand and answer the reasoning questions found in the 11+, 12+, 13+ and other school selection tests. The books provide explanations and examples of all 11+ question types, together with 'how to' instructions and workbook-style activities to consolidate learning.

Age group: 7 to 14 | Author: Rebecca Brant

Times Tables


Times Tables helps children to practise essential multiplication facts using puzzles, join the dots exercises and quick fire 'Record Breaker' progress tests. Each book in the series contains hints for learning tables, activities, time challenges and a times tables summary. A pull-out answer booklet is also included.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author:

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

Learn Your Times Tables

The Learn Your Timestables and Division Facts series includes all the multiplication and division facts that children are expected to know in Key Stages 1 & 2. Each book contains hints for remembering the first 10 multiples in each table, consolidation using the 'look, cover, write' method and practice flashcards to cut out.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Steve Mills and Hilary Koll

Number Vocabulary

Number Vocabulary is a series of activity books that reinforces key mathematical language such as the names of 2-D and 3-D shapes and position and direction words. Fun illustrations, featuring the character Scamp the Dog, help children understand the vocabulary necessary for developing early numeracy skills.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Sally Johnson

Nursery Numbers

Nursery Numbers reinforces mathematical language and early number skills, including matching, sequencing and counting. The books cover concepts including money, shapes and measures, and feature the appealing character of Scamp the dog (also in Nursery Sounds and Pre-Reading Skills).

Age group: 5 and under | Author: Sally Johnson

Nursery Activity

The Nursery Activity series is designed to reinforce pre-reading and early numeracy skills through a range of engaging exercises based on colour, shape and number. Each book features the character Eddy the teddy, who also appears in the Nursery Writing series.

Age group: 5 and under | Author: Kathryn Linaker

Nursery Land

Nursery Land promotes cross-curricular learning and aims to reinforce pre-reading and early numeracy skills. Fun illustrations support matching, colouring and counting activities based on familiar nursery rhymes, such as Humpty Dumpty and Little Bo Peep.

Age group: 5 and under | Author: Sally Johnson

Progress Papers


The Schofield & Sims Progress Papers provide rigorous all-round practice for the end of Key Stage 2, and may also be suitable for some younger and older pupils. The series is designed for use as revision or extension work, or as preparation for the 11+ examinations, including those set by CEM (the Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring) at Durham University.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Patrick Berry, revised by Rebecca Brant

Key Stage 2 Maths Revision Guide


These Revision Guides help children to revise for national tests by guiding them through what they have learned on a topic-by-topic basis, while the Practice Papers are similar in both appearance and content to the national tests and give children a valuable opportunity to prepare for them.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Steve Mills and Hilary Koll

Key Stage 1 Maths Revision Guide

These Revision Guides help children to revise for national tests by guiding them through what they have learned on a topic-by-topic basis, while the Practice Papers are similar in both appearance and content to the national tests and give children a valuable opportunity to prepare for them.

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: Steve Mills and Hilary Koll

I can do maths Desk Mat


The I can do Desk Mats can be used independently, or as part of the I can do maths teaching programme. They feature useful maths and English facts, a number line and the alphabet, as well as space for the child to make their own notes. This class set of durable, two-sided mats can be kept on pupils' desks or used at home as an aid to homework.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Andrew Dunn

I can do maths Teacher's Guide


I can do maths is a whole-school approach to maths teaching devised that focuses on building a strong understanding of maths basics through the use of the Schofield & Sims Mental Arithmetic books. The guide includes advice on carrying out baseline entry tests, a group record sheet and a documentary CD-ROM.

Age group: 7 to 11 | Author: Andrew Dunn

Early Years Posters

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Numeracy Posters

Age group: 5 to 7 | Author: