Yr 6 eBook "Bring It On!" Book 1: Mental Strategies
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Do you need a system to teach Mental Strategies?
Are you frustrated at the huge number of rotelearning based worksheets online?
We feel the same way! So we designed a new set of eBooks to address the needs of students to learn number facts and to develop mathematical thinking, in a way that developed their understanding of the numbers and how they relate to one another.
Unlike Any Other Worksheets
Our system focuses on supporting students to:
 become familiar with numbers and their characteristics
 recognize patterns in sets of number facts
 learn to use efficient strategies to derive number facts not yet learned
 gradually increase their speed of recall
 construct valid, efficient mental pictures of numbers and operations
Here is a typical sample page from our "Developing Fluency" series of eBooks, showing the features that set our eBooks apart from all the rest:

Four eBooks per Grade x Five Grades
This series of eBooks is organised in such a way that you just have to schedule their use into your program, keep a record of your students' progress, and that's all.
Each eBook contains sufficient content for daily practice for 10 weeks, starting with the simplest facts and building week by week until all the required facts have been covered.
The strategies contained in this eBook ("Bring It On!" Book 1: Mental Strategies) are as follows:
 Week 1: Multiplying by 10, 100 or 1000
 Week 2: Dividing by 10, 100 or 1000
 Week 3: Doubling 2digit & 3digit nos
 Week 4: Halving 2digit & 3digit nos
 Week 5: Adding "nice" numbers
 Week 6: Adding near 100
 Week 7: Subtracting near 100
 Week 8: Multiplying 2 & 3digit nos x5
 Week 9: Multiplying larger nos x50, x25
 Week 10: All revision
eBook Contents:
 Advice for Teachers: Teaching Strategies
 Classroom worksheets: 10 sets of 4 daily practice worksheets
 Checkup worksheets: 5 checkup assessment sheets, for use after each 2 weeks
 Homework worksheets: 10 weekly practice sheets with advice for parents
 Answer keys
eBooks in the "Bring It On!" series:
 Bring It On! Book 1: Mental Strategies (this book)
 Bring It On! Book 2: All Operations Advanced Revision
 Bring It On! Book 3: Fractions
 Bring It On! Book 4: Percentages
Curriculum Alignment:
These resources are aligned with the following curriculum documents:
Australia:
Year 4 Investigate equivalent fractions used in contexts (ACMNA077)
 Recognise that the place value system can be extended to tenths and hundredths. Make connections between fractions and decimal notation (ACMNA079)
 Identify and describe factors and multiples of whole numbers and use them to solve problems (ACMNA098)
 Compare and order common unit fractions and locate and represent them on a number line (ACMNA102)
 Investigate strategies to solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same denominator (ACMNA103)
 Recognise that the place value system can be extended beyond hundredths (ACMNA104)
 Identify and describe properties of prime, composite, square and triangular numbers (ACMNA122)
 Select and apply efficient mental and written strategies and appropriate digital technologies to solve problems involving all four operations with whole numbers (ACMNA123)
 Compare fractions with related denominators and locate and represent them on a number line (ACMNA125)
 Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with the same or related denominators (ACMNA126)
 Multiply and divide decimals by powers of 10 (ACMNA130)
 Find a simple fraction of a quantity where the result is a whole number, with and without digital technologies (ACMNA127)
 Make connections between equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages (ACMNA131)
 Investigate and calculate percentage discounts of 10%, 25% and 50% on sale items, with and without digital technologies (ACMNA132)
 Investigate index notation and represent whole numbers as products of powers of prime numbers (ACMNA149)
 Compare fractions using equivalence. Locate and represent positive and negative fractions and mixed numbers on a number line (ACMNA152)
 Express one quantity as a fraction of another, with and without the use of digital technologies (ACMNA155)
 Connect fractions, decimals and percentages and carry out simple conversions (ACMNA157)
 Find percentages of quantities and express one quantity as a percentage of another, with and without digital technologies. (ACMNA158)
USA Common Core:
These resources includes advanced worksheets which cover a range of topics, for students who have memorized all the number facts for the four operations. These eBooks may be used at a range of grade levels, starting in Grade 4.
Grade 4 Number and Operations— Fractions
Extend understanding of fraction equivalence and ordering.
 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators.
 Record the results of comparisons with symbols >, =, or <.
Build fractions from unit fractions by applying and extending previous understandings of operations on whole numbers.
 Add and subtract mixed numbers with like denominators.
Grade 5 Operations & Algebraic Thinking
Write and interpret numerical expressions
 Use parentheses, brackets, or braces in numerical expressions, and evaluate expressions with these symbols.
 Write simple expressions that record calculations with numbers, and interpret numerical expressions without evaluating them.
Grade 5 Number and Operations—Fractions
Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions
 Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators.
Grade 5 Number and Operations in Base Ten
Understand the place value system
 Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths.
Grade 6 Ratios and Proportional Relationships
Understand ratio concepts and use ratio reasoning to solve problems
 Find a percent of a quantity as a rate per 100; solve problems involving finding the whole, given a part and the percent.
UK National Curriculum:
Year 4
Fractions
Pupils should be taught to:
 identify and name equivalent fractions of a given fraction with denominator not greater than 12
 write the equivalent fraction of a fraction given the denominator or the numerator
 reduce fractions to their simplest form
 add and subtract two fractions with common denominators within one whole
Decimals
Pupils should be taught to:
 compare numbers with the same number of decimal places up to 2 decimal places
 find the effect of dividing a 2digit number by 10 and 100, identifying the value of the digits in the answer as units, tenths and hundredths
 recognise and write decimal equivalents to ¼, ½, ¾ and any number of tenths and hundredths.
Year 5
Addition and subtraction
Pupils should be taught to:
 add and subtract numbers mentally with increasingly large numbers.
 Multiplication and division
Pupils should be taught to:
 multiply and divide numbers by 10, 100 and 1000
Fractions
Pupils should be taught to:
 compare and order fractions with different denominators
 recognise mixed numbers and improper fractions and convert from one form to the other
 add and subtract fractions with the same denominator and related fractions;, write mathematical statements that exceed 1 as a mixed number.
Decimals
Pupils should be taught to:
 read and write decimal numbers as fractions
 recognise and use thousandths and relate them to tenths, hundredths and 100 decimal equivalents
Percentage
Pupils should be taught to:
 recognise the per cent symbol (%) and understand that per cent relates to “number of parts per hundred” for example that 100% represents a whole quantity and 1% is 1/100 , 50% is 50/100 , 25% is 25/100, etc.
 write simple fractions as percentages and decimals as percentages (e.g. ½ = 50% = 0.5).
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