New MathsAhead is a series of 10 books (Primer A, B and Books 1 – 8) for pre-primary to middle school level. The books are in line with the National Curriculum Framework and follow the guidelines laid down by the NCERT. The Primers
Primers A and B focus on laying the ground for sound development of mathematical concepts. They are gently graded, starting from pre-number concepts that ensure an understanding of the language of Maths appropriate for the level. They then progress to an understanding of numbers, the interaction between numbers, and shapes and patterns.
Maths Lab Activities and Fun Activities ensure sound concept formation and an element of fun.
Features of Books 1 – 5
Mathletics A for concepts and calculation skills – to enhance understanding and the skill to calculate quickly. It includes concept and calculation-based exercises, and mental maths.
Mathletics B for higher skills – MCQs, higher order thinking, cross-curricular applications, life skills and values. It includes fun activities, projects and ourheritage (such as yoga and Vedic maths).
Book 1: addition and subtraction by counting forwards/backwards.Book 2: shapes that roll and slide, number patterns Book 3: simple division of money, tiling of shapes Book 4: method for estimating the quotient in long division, new chapter on money, reflection symmetry, tessellations, area of irregular shapesBook 5: reflection symmetry, turning shapes, different views of an object, maths in maps, line graphs
Positioning The positioning of New Success with MathsAhead as NCERT++ in gradation and rigour (as compared to NCERT+ for Maths Time) has been retained.
Approach in contentA large number of Maths Lab Activities (more than in any other series) form the backbone of the content and aid tremendously in concept and skill development. The text follows a step-by-step approach, consolidating each concept with solved examples, semi-solved examples and unsolved exercises before moving on to the next concept.
Students Advantage CD The CD has mathematical activities and games to consolidate concepts, enhance skills and develop higher order learning skills. Features of Books 6 – 8
Approach in content A large number of Maths Lab Activities (more than in any other series) form the backbone of the content and aid tremendously in concept and skill development. The text follows a step-by-step approach, consolidating each concept with solved examples, semi-solved examples and unsolved exercises before moving on to the next concept.
Student Advantage CD The CD helps to consolidate concepts in an easy and interesting manner. Each topic in the CD has an Exercise section that can be used for more practice for a thorough understanding of concepts.
Saroja Sundararajan is the former director of Teacher’s Centre of Sprindales School, New Delhi. She is an extremely versatile person with great passion for teaching mathematics using innovative methods. She is an expert teacher trainer with a vast teaching experience in teaching mathematics at school level.