Folens Maths Programme provides a complete course for Key Stage 3 and offers comprehensive support in implementing the mathematics strand of the National Strategy. The Folens Maths Programme comprises: a choice of two differentiated Pupil Books for each of Years 7-9; a Teacher File for each term of Years 7-9; a set of CD-ROMs containing PowerPoint[registered] presentations for every lesson in the series. The Pupils' Books are designed for use in teacher-led lessons, where textbooks are preferred to photocopiable sheets. There is one upper tier Pupils' Book (red) and one lower tier Pupils' Book (purple) for each of Years 7, 8 and 9. The Teacher's File for each term is divided into units of work that concentrate on topics and learning objectives from one or more of the strands of the NNS. Each unit comprises detailed lesson plans, photocopiable resources and pupil activity sheets. Every lesson begins with an oral and mental starter, followed by a differentiated teacher-led main activity, and ends with a plenary session.
Available separately alongside the new edition are PowerPoint[registered] presentations, which support the mental and oral starters at the beginning of each lesson, as well as the whole-class lessons. The animation feature of PowerPoint[registered] can help with the understanding of new concepts and make practice or revision of topics more stimulating. Each presentation is split into small steps that give the teacher full control over the pace of delivery.