Daily Mental Math
This series of math workbooks is designed to provide students with daily, 5-15 minute math drills to help keep their math skills sharp, to build concentration and to use logical strategies to solve problems. Each book contains daily drills for 40 weeks. New concepts are introduced at the beginning of the week and reviewed later in the week and in following weeks. Besides covering basic math operations like addition and multiplication, questions also cover area, measurement, chance, and data concepts. Early levels drill on simple mental strategies like doubling and halving, as well as identifying shapes and telling time. Middle levels build upon these skills and drill on adding two-digit numbers, as well as simple multiplication and division and calculating time intervals. Upper levels incorporate fractions and decimals, multiplying larger numbers, and basic algebra. Levels 4-7 have Monday through Thursday drills in the front of the book and Friday "tests" in the back. A Teacher's Guide is available for each level; these are black-and-white booklets.
New additions to the Daily Mental Math series are grades 8, 9, and 10. These workbooks provide 40 weeks of practice, each consisting of 20 questions per day (1/2 page) for 4 days of the week and increase in difficulty as the year progresses. As with earlier grades in this series, each practice should take 10 to 15 minutes. Similar questions are presented together and are practiced using repetition of questions with some variance which allows students to see differences and understand relationships. The practice supports concepts found in grade-equivalent math curriculum and helps prepare students for standardized tests. The goal is to build speed and accuracy using mental math. A student record sheet is found at the back of each book so you can track progress and see areas of difficulty. The Teacher Guide for grades 8-10 is an answer key along with suggestions for mental math strategies and how to teach them. This series is non-reproducible without written permission from the publisher. ~ Rachel/Donna