Power of 2 Book
What is the Power of 2 book?
Power of 2 enables anyone to make progress with their maths. The book is a coaching manual which allows anyone to deliver individual support. It teaches all the mental maths required by the National Numeracy Strategy and enables pupils to access the full maths curriculum. Power of 2 is essentially about putting in place the building blocks of number and developing skills with mental calculations.
Does it work?
Yes. Well, we would say that wouldn't we? Our opinion is based on the feedback we receive and our repeat orders. 80% of our sales are to schools who have ordered from us before. Over 20,000 copies of our books have been sold - almost all of these through word-of mouth advertising. Part of the reason for the huge success of the Power of 2 is the immense sense of achievement that a person gets when working through the book.
Who is it suitable for?
Power of 2 is ideal for anyone who benefits from repeated maths practice. All our books are designed to appeal to all age ranges and have been used from infants, right up to adult basic skill and prisons. Dyslexic students benefit from the clear language and repitition. Those with dyscalculia benefit from the highly structured approach and clear explanations.
What topics does the book cover?
Power of 2 begins with teaching number bonds to 10 and then moves on to introducing doubling, halving, addition and subtraction, rounding numbers, multiplying and dividing, introduces fractions and looks at worded problems and time. It covers all the aspects of mental maths needed for the National Numeracy Strategy.
How is the book used?
There are full instructions and example pages in each book. Power of 2 requires that each question is answered correctly on three consecutive occasions on different days. When a question is answered correctly a tick should be placed on the line, a question answered incorrectly is marked with a dot. On each page of the book there is space for working out solutions, but students should be encouraged to carry out the calculations in this book without using pen and paper. It is not intended that certain pages should be used in isolation. Power of 2 has been found to work best when it is used 4 or 5 times a week, with each session lasting for about 10 to 15 minutes.
We're very happy for you to contact us if you have any queries - we really like to get your feedback!
Is there a best way to use the book?
No. There are lots of different ways we've heard about that our books are used. Here are a few:
Parents work through the books with their child at home
Schools have used the books as part of buddy-schemes or peer-coaching projects
The books are used at school and delivered by teaching assistants or volunteers.
Prep schools use our books to boost learning for all their pupils.
... and, of course, combinations of the above.
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