Think Mentals - Maths Strategies and Practice

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The Think Mentals series has a host of strategies and daily practice activities. Teaching mental computation has never been more effective.

Making maths friendly

Think Mentals teaches students how to break maths problems into friendly, manageable chunks. Once they can do this, students will develop the skills and confidence to perform mental computations quickly and easily.

Making maths friendly
Strategies make sense
Strategies make sense

By learning and practising Think Mentals’ clever strategies students can train their brains to solve maths problems quickly and easily.

From Day 1 students learn mental computation strategies to use when solving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. Once students learn how to use these simple strategies the rest is just practice – and there are plenty of opportunities for practice.

See for yourself with the Strategy Overview Guide.

What’s in a week?

Day 1: Strategy
The week begins with a new strategy. A friendly explanation is followed by worked examples and practice questions.

Days 2–4: Practice
The focus strategy is consolidated with more practice questions, then previous strategies are reinforced with revision questions. Next, students tackle a variety of question types from across the ACARA content strands.

Day 5: Assessment
The weekly test combines focus, revision and core content questions. Results are recorded in the Student Assessment Profile to give a weekly snapshot of progress. Students can also record scores and times daily.

What’s in a week?
We cover a lot of ground in Think Mentals
We cover a lot of ground in Think Mentals

Think Mentals gives your students plenty of practice in all content areas of the Australian Curriculum. Each unit provides practice in:

•  Number and Algebra
•  Measurement and Geometry
•  Statistics and Probability

Think inside the box

After students have learnt the most effective strategies for mental computation, they can top off the unit with a Think Box activity. These engaging problem solving exercises are great brain training, whether they’re solved individually or in groups.

Think inside the box