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New Wave Mental Maths (Revised Edition)

With over twenty years of research and continuous development, this bestselling series is still the ultimate mathematics practice resource for the modern classroom. A new Revised Edition is now available for 1st and 2nd class for the new Primary curriculum - available to Pre-Order now.

Ireland's Favourite Maths Workbook - Revised for the new Maths Curriculum

The introduction of the new Irish Primary Maths Curriculum brings several new features to New Wave Mental Maths. The most notable changes include an increased emphasis on learning through playing and problem solving.

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The Five Key Learning Practices in focus are:

  • using cognitively challenging tasks
  • fostering productive disposition
  • promoting maths talk
  • emphasising mathematical modelling
  • encouraging playfulness

These complement the proven Mental Maths approach of reinforcing learning through weekly practice and spaced repetition:

  • a structured daily mental maths programme for the whole school year
  • pictorial and written representations of problems in both the problem-solving and daily columns
  • sequential development of mathematical concepts and vocabulary

Visually rich and engaging, New Wave Mental Maths continues to provide daily skills practice to increase pupils’ fluency and automaticity across all maths strands.

New Wave Mental Maths is a series of seven pupil books from Senior Infants to 6th Class, written to provide comprehensive coverage of mental maths concepts required by the mathematics curriculum. Each book, designed to help master your maths skills, contains a mental maths and maths problem-solving programme designed to develop, strengthen and consolidate pupils' mathematical skills and concepts daily.

Practise, Consolidate, Reinforce For a Deeper Learning 

  • 36-week daily Mental maths and problem-solving programme
  • Covering all strands and strand units of the new maths curriculum
  • Online portal for maths assessments and progress tracking
  • Weekly assessment and review of pupil progress
  • Teachers Manual

Enjoy 12-months complimentary access to New Wave Mental Maths Online

  • Create an account to get started with New Wave Mental Maths Online.
  • Receive a complimentary copy of the Teacher Guide.


New Wave Mental Maths is brilliant - it offers a wide variety of material in concise format. We use it a lot for homework. It gives the children a chance to practice topics we have moved on from and at the same time, gives teachers an indication of where a review might be needed. The mix of topics means that all children have a chance to succeed.

— Jennifer Holland, Teacher


Excellent workbook with daily practice to reinforce Maths concepts. Pupils encounter a variety of questions to help them revise key concepts. Daily tests are quick and very worthwhile do with a class or learning support group. Children grow in confidence as the weeks progress as similar questions are repeated but also more challenging as the year progresses. We use the programme in all classes from 1st to 6th.

— A. Quinn, Teacher


We use mental maths every morning first thing in our class. It is fantastic for allowing constant revision of previous topics and also touches on new areas before the children cover them in their workbook. Have seen a definite improvement in their mental maths skills. Highly recommend this book.

— Elizabeth Walsh, Teacher


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