The Quality Mathematics series for school students is developed to promote meaningful and enjoyable learning resources in school mathematics. This series is developed according as the existing school curriculum of Nepal. While developing this series we incorporated the global practices as well as local needs and interests of the students. This series is developed considering our experiences in the development of mathematics curriculum, learning materials, training materials and textbook, and in teaching and conducting teachers’ training. The results from the experiments conducted during the process of writing this book have also been considered while developing this book. The Quality Mathematics Book 1, one of the books of the series, has been designed for grade one students of Nepal following strictly the curriculum developed by the Curriculum Development Centre, Government of Nepal.
Each lesson of this book is structured in such a way that student will be able to develop basic concepts on the contents of the lesson and apply those concepts in solving problems. The main objective of such structure of lesson is to make learning meaningful and provide students with contextual and motivating learning environment. The structure of the book encourages and provides opportunity to the students to work themselves with the suggested activities. It also encourages working in small groups or pairs for suggested activities or solving the problems. In each chapter conceptualization begins with either recalling previous knowledge and experiences or presenting relevant examples and activities. The lessons in the book provide opportunity to identify relevant relations, methods, rules and formulas through contextual examples and activities. Contextual examples, pictures and activities have been included to create meaningful and interesting learning environment. Games and activities are suggested to encourage students’ creativity and providing them with participatory, enjoyable and learning by doing environment. In order to reinforce problem solving skills and motivating students for practicing similar problems varieties of workout examples are included in each lesson. Exercise are arranged in order of simple to complex sequence so that each student will be able to progress continuously with her/his pace.