New to the Adventures series for primary school students, Adventures: Primary Mathematics – Book 2 comprehensively covers the mathematics concepts taught in Grade 2 / Standard 2 to students ages 7 to 8 years throughout the Caribbean. With the use of the three monkey characters, Max, Mindy and Mikey, children embark on a fun-filled learning adventure that will increase their knowledge and improve their critical thinking skills in preparation for the Primary Exit Profile (PEP) in Grades 4 to 6.  

The material encourages students to explore, engage, explain, evaluate, elaborate and investigate the content through the varied activities, projects and lessons, which are carefully crafted for students to make mathematical connections to the world around them.

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The assessment exercises are structured according to Webb’s Depth of Knowledge:

• Level 1 – recall and reproduce;

• Level 2 – demonstrate knowledge of skills and concepts;

• Level 3 – think and reason strategically;

• Level 4 – demonstrate extended thinking.


What's also extraordinary about this book is that it uses the STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) approach through songs, projects, etc. to cater to the various types of learners (visual, aural, verbal, physical, logical, social, solitary).


Main features of the Core Book:

1. On These Adventures – clearly states the objectives of each unit and is given by Max at the start.

2. Fun Time with Mikey – features engaging activities that will lead the child to be curious and excited about learning.

3. Adventure Time – is the main course. Adventures are driven by real-life experiences and themes, but remain primarily strand-centred (the main content strands are Number, Measurement, Geometry, Algebra, Statistics and Probability). This section assists in teaching by providing the opportunity to explore and explain concepts.  

4. Got It? Got It! – is the assessment exercise which helps to determine and deepen the child’s depth of knowledge.  

5. More Adventures – provides extended learning activities that can be done in class or at home. Students are provided with projects and out-of-class activities that extend learning and provide reinforcement. 


How the book is organized: 


The Authors:

Annette McDonald is a teacher who has worked as both numeracy and literacy specialist, and classroom teacher at the primary and secondary levels.

Diedre Callam is a teacher and experienced mathematics specialist who currently works in the field of educational publishing. 

Latoya Fagan is a teacher with over 5 years of experience in the classroom. 

Alleen Bethune is a mathematics specialist with over 20 years of experience at the primary school level.


Other books in the Adventures series: 

Adventures: Primary Mathematics – Book 1

Adventures: Primary Language Arts – Book 1

Adventures: Primary Language Arts – Book 2


Adventures: Primary Mathematics – Book 2 is available for purchase at Sangster’s Book Stores and other leading bookstores in Jamaica and other Caribbean countries.