In the last article in this series on Mental Arithmetic we considered the problem of adding double-digit numbers. The scope of mental arithmetic is now extended this to the topic of "number bonds" - which are the various ways in which a number can … [Continue reading]

# Radio 702 Discussion on Mathematics

Hi all....I have been asked to talk about mathematics on radio 702 tomorrow (Wednesday 27 January 2016)...and I hope you are able to listen in. I will be addressing some of the points which I am developing on this web site, as well as within the … [Continue reading]

# Mental Arithmetic 3: Adding double-digit numbers

In the last article you added single-digit numbers, such as 4+5 (which adds to 9, a single-digit answer), and 7+8 (which sums to 15, being larger than 10, a two-digit answer). I mention again that these two types of single-digit addition are at … [Continue reading]

# Mental Arithmetic 2: Adding single-digit numbers

In the first article I talked about how important it is to master mental mathematics so that this can help you through both school and in life situations. In this article I help you to take the first step of mental mathematical knowledge, which is … [Continue reading]

# Mental Arithmetic 1: Why?

In this age of the calculator, why should you have to learn to do arithmetic in your head? Surely the reason that we have the calculator is to help us do our calculations, and it is a tool for all of mankind, including school children, just like the … [Continue reading]