Primary Mathematics series of elementary math textbooks and workbooks is meant to be part of a system of learning in which adult supervision and independent practice go hand in hand. Students are provided with the necessary learning experiences beginning with the concrete and pictorial stages, followed by the abstract stage to enable them to learn mathematics meaningfully. This approach encourages active thinking process, communication of mathematical ideas and problem solving, which helps develop the foundation students will need for more advanced mathematics.

Practice exercises are designed to provide the students with further practice after they have done the relevant workbook exercises. Review exercises are provided for cumulative reviews of concepts and skills. All the practice exercises and review exercises are optional exercises.

The teacher's guides are designed to help teachers understand the course material and prepare for the day's lessons. The lessons have been developed according to the approach and methodology central to the series. Detailed, step-by-step lesson plans and introductory content are provided to assist teachers in using the Primary Mathematics programs.