What our Schools are saying

PR1ME Mathematics has given teachers and students a different perspective on the meaning of and enjoyment surrounding the world of mathematics.

Elaine von Hoesslin
Head of Mathematics, Kingsmead College, South Africa

I have had so many comments from parents saying that PR1ME Mathematics is way better quality and standard than what their kids used to learn in their previous schools. I am glad to be able to give such high quality to my students!

Lodewicus Du Plessis
Grade 2/3 Teacher, SPARK Centurion, South Africa

My scholars are excited about Maths and they are enthusiastic about the math meeting and math board. Following the assessment at the beginning of the term there has been a lot of development and growth as the term 1 assessment has shown that even my low ability scholars have improved tremendously with the use of PR1ME.

Kim Claire Miller
Grade 1 Teacher, SPARK Cresta, South Africa

I love PR1ME Mathematics because it challenges and grows students thinking capacity. PR1ME allows the everyday individuals who may have never had the opportunity to study content of this nature at this very young age.
I have seen students grow to achieve competency in answering all those questions that they thought were too difficult when they first joined SPARK.

Michael Tobo
Grade 5 Teacher, SPARK Ferndale, South Africa

I love PR1ME Mathematics because it uses the 3 stages of learning in such a simplified and accessible way. I especially love exploring ways to assess their abstract understanding of the objective.
I see my scholars challenging themselves more so that they score higher than their previous assessment score.

Njabulo Sibisi
Grade 2 Teacher, SPARK Cresta, South Africa

Students are loving the colourful visuals, opportunities for hands on and the whole culmination experience really helps turn the light bulb on for them.


I’ve seen a marked increase in the movement along the numeracy continuum for all children in my class.


We are experiencing heightened interest levels in what we are doing in mathematics. The visuals and presentation of lessons are engaging and motivating for students. They can ‘see’ the learning — it's not abstract.

New Zealand

After one year of using PR1ME Mathematics, the Grades 1 and 2 teachers feel we have finally found a math program which excites and engages our students.

Ingrid Clarke
Grade 1 Teacher, Immaculate Conception Prep School, Jamaica

Thank you for introducing PR1ME Mathematics books. The math books are colorful and inviting. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and the children enjoy math.

Lana Gergisak
Director, Central Point International Elementary School, Czech Republic

Students are engaged and seem to be grasping the concepts. It’s also great for assessment. I can already see where the gaps are in their learning and have been able to go back and cover those and in turn build student con¬dence. They have stopped saying, ‘I hate maths!’


PR1ME Mathematics has given our children a sense of ownership over the learning process. It has generated more mathematical discussion and more care and correctness in using mathematical language that is used right across the programme.

New Zealand

Mathematics topics are covered very well in PR1ME Mathematics. Number knowledge/place value is very thoroughly covered in small steps within a teaching sequence that results in greater depth and retention of learning. The students manage and master these steps quite quickly and with relative ease.

New Zealand

More Resources

The PR1ME Experience

A Review of New Zealand Schools’ Early Response to Scholastic PRIME Mathematics

Stepping Forward in Primary Mathematics with PR1ME

Evaluating Scholastic PR1ME Mathematics in New Zealand schools on five counts