Mental Arithmetic Book 2


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Mental Arithmetic provides rich and varied practice to develop pupils' essential maths skills and prepare them for all aspects of the Key Stage 2 national tests. It may also be used as preparation for the 11+, and with older students for consolidation and recovery.

Structured according to ability rather than age, the series allows children to work at their own pace, building confidence and fluency. Two Entry Tests are available in the Mental Arithmetic Teacher's Guide to help teachers, parents and tutors to select the appropriate book for each child.

Mental Arithmetic 2 covers the key subject areas of number, measurement, geometry and statistics, including fractions, decimals, times tables, units of length, mass and capacity, geometric shapes and co-ordinates. The book includes:

  • 36 one-page tests, each presented in a unique three-part format comprising: questions where use of language is kept to a minimum; questions using number vocabulary; questions focusing on one- and two-step word problems.
  • Progress Tests to monitor learning as pupils work through the book
  • Check-up Tests to identify any gaps in understanding.

A separate accompanying answer book, Mental Arithmetic 2 Answers (ISBN 9780721708065), contains correct answers to all the questions, making marking quick and easy.

Please note that this product is normally only sold as part of our pack KS2 Mental Maths Assault Pack. Whilst we are happy to sell this item to you, it may not include full answers (or indeed the full questions) and would be more suitable and useful as part of our pack.

Mental Arithmetic Book 2
Product Code EN1307
Publisher Schofield and Sims
ISBN 10 0721708005
ISBN 13 9780721708003

Reviews (19)



Very good book with answers in, good to use in conjunction with pupil workbook. Worth spending the money for the time it saves to calculate the answers yourself.



Just the right level for my daughter (year 3) to practice. Three different types of questions, word problems as well as simple number problems.



Very pleased with the book. Like the way it is worded so the question is approached from different angles. Great way to get kids used to tricky questions. Will buy the other books available.



Excellent. Useful book for revision. My daughter found it such a useful revision tool during her exams. It came just in time. Thank you seller for such a speedy response. Good price. Would use again.



l bought this book to help my daughter in her day to day maths, she has not started using this one yet but l looked thru and l can tell that it is good. Would recommend if you want to help you kids with their maths.



This book is very good for the children who prefer for the grammar school and prepare at home. Please start Book 1 from year 3.

Vusumuzi M(29/04/2012)


A very useful tool to get your child to do a little bit of maths everyday. Very good for Year 3 onwards.



Helps me to help my daughter who is struggling with her Simms homework. Life saver. Reduces stress of supporting learning at home.



Excellent aid for practising mental mathematics. One page a day was sufficient to raise my child's mental maths scores. I highly recommend this publication.



This has been an excellent source. My son works through the tests at school and was struggling understanding the terminology. Having the books has home has helped him gain confidence in understanding the terminology and been able to answer the questions confidently rather than guessing.

selina (20/07/2011)


An excellent series of books for stimulating the thought processes required for mental arithmetic/tables application - 10 minutes a day can make a real difference and the steady revision gives pupils confidence for numeracy lessons at school.



I purchased this book in order to help develop my sons maths skills. Most days he will complete one of the 10 question sections which doesn't take long. I especially like the way that some of the questions are presented in word form which requires him to read the question carefully in order to answer it correctly. Excellent value for money but no answer section.



Bought this book for my child in Year 4. There are three sections of ten questions per test. Slightly different types of questions. Very good practice for her to use her mental maths skills not write everything down. Perfect for that age - some easier than others - we can work out weaknesses.



Good book to practice mathematical vocabulary and different ways to express sums. I have found the book useful with pupils I teach for extra maths. I found it useful to do the online assessment first to see which book to buy.



While this book may be useful it would be much better if the answers were included!!!! I was very disappointed to discover that I now need to buy a separate book of answers...Anita



Bought to have a look at it. Some interesting pages with engaging problems but I would rather have it as a photocopiable version so that I could pick and mix as I would be unlikely to buy a class set.



Good grounding of the basics. Set out in a reliable, regular way to allow familiarity to calm the children. Cheap and worth the price.



The publishers quite cheekily have excluded the answers book which make the total cost of acquisition for these books double what people would normally think it is - so would highly discourage people from buying this



the return options where not very clear and I am still waiting for the key stage 2 ANSWER book 2. return postage instruction was not very clear either. I ended paying for the returned items.

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