# National Strategies Secondary Maths Collection – Teaching Mental Mathematics

**TES Secondary maths resource collections**

**Collection Author:** Craig Barton - Maths AST and creator of www.mrbartonmaths.com (TES Name: mrbartonmaths)

An introduction to a set of materials describing teaching approaches that can be used to develop mental mathematics abilities beyond level 5, covering number, algebra, geometry and statistics. Includes activities that target some aspects of mental mathematics which pupils continue to find difficult.

**Teaching Mental Mathematics from Level 5 – Number**

- A booklet describing teaching approaches that can be used to develop mental mathematics abilities beyond level 5, covering place value, ordering and rounding, fractions, decimals, percentages, and ratio and proportion.

**Teaching Mental Mathematics from Level 5 – Measures and Mensuration in Number**

- A booklet describing teaching approaches that can be used to develop mental mathematics abilities beyond level 5. The activities described in this supplement build upon and develop activities suggested in
*Teaching mental mathematics from level 5: Number*

**Teaching Mental Mathematics from Level 5 – Algebra**

- A booklet describing teaching approaches that can be used to develop mental mathematics abilities beyond level 5, covering algebraic conventions, solving linear equations, sequences, and functions and graphs.

**Teaching Mental Mathematics from Level 5 – Measures and Mensuration in Algebra**

- A booklet describing teaching approaches that can be used to develop mental mathematics abilities beyond level 5. The activities described in this supplement build upon and develop activities suggested in
*Teaching mental mathematics from level 5: Algebra*

**Teaching Mental Mathematics from Level 5 – Geometry**

- A booklet describing teaching approaches that can be used to develop mental mathematics abilities beyond level 5, covering geometric reasoning (lines, angles and shapes), using symmetries, reflections, rotations and translations, enlargement and similarity, constructions and loci, and working in three dimensions.

**Teaching Mental Mathematics from Level 5 – Measures and Mensuration in Geometry**

- A booklet describing teaching approaches that can be used to develop mental mathematics abilities beyond level 5. The activities described in this supplement build upon and develop activities suggested in
*Teaching mental mathematics from level 5: Geometry*

**Teaching Mental Mathematics from Level 5 – Statistics**

- The topics covered in this booklet are selected from the statistics strand learning objectives in The Framework for secondary mathematics: Specifying a problem and planning, Collecting data, Processing and representing data, Interpreting and discussing results and Probability.