I'm working at primary English Program schools for six years and we've always been battling around to find good and appropriate mathematics text and workbooks for our Thai students. Many series are produced in Malaysia, Singapore and India and are unfortunately tailored for students in those countries. Since May 2010, PLAN PARITHAT, Marshall Cavendish has introduced a series of mathematics books for Grade 1 to grade 6, which discusses the topics close to its Thai equivalent and follows the Basic Education Core Curriculum BE 2551. The main advantage is that what I am teaching is taught of will be taught by my Thai colleague within an acceptable time difference. This makes it a lot easier for my students to comprehend what I'm teaching or have taught. :happy1: Unlike the science text and workbooks there is not one but there are two sets of books for each school year equivalent to the Thai books. Here are two scans of the textbook second semester for grade 4. :

These books are rubbish. They have many errors and the workbooks don't have enough room for students to write their answers. We will be returning to My Pals are Here Maths next year.

Agree. Nice job for the foreign teacher to correct them. Notebook. For us these books are the closest to the Thai mathematics books. Any publishers' names? Books' full names? Would like to have a look.

It's also Marshall Cavendish, for Singapore. We use them too and pretty happy. The word problems are a bit difficult for the lower grades, but apart from that I think it's good. We use the practice books for teaching and the H.W. book.

Agree 100%. The word problems are a pain for our kids but the the rest of the book makes up for it. I teach Phatom 1 in a bi lingual school, with max 20 in a class. Marshall Cavendish Education also some good exam papers here Welcome to Old School!

Sounds good. My school is just taking more and more students and the level just keep dropping. 41 kids in grade 1 last year, and it's an English program.

we use these for out English program. and these for our International Program (Less English contact hours than the EP)

We are using MY PALS ARE HERE Math Books for our MEP program and have had no problems. I did find 3 mistakes in-the book though. Other than that, The Thai teacher and I are just about in-the same place. We average about 5 pages a day in the workbook. They have a lot of coloring things to do i n the workbook. While they color during the last five minutes of the class, I can go around and correct their books. Saves me a lot of time. The only other book I would rather have and would kill to get in our program is IN STEP MATHS. That is a great Math book, very easy for the students to read and comprehend. (things to color too) Worked well with the Thai Curriculum to.

Has anybody used the maths books in this series for primary children? Any comments, views or experiences? http://www.iadth.com