This is the first book in the new series of Primary Mathematics written specifically for the competence-based curriculum. The coursebook is intended for use by Grade 1 learners. It prepares the learner for day to day living and number work in higher levels of schooling. The unique strength of the book lies in the following areas: • Adequate coverage of the new curriculum concepts and skills with a strong activity orientation. • A variety of examples enclosed in coloured frames to promote self-study and ease of use. • A variety of exercises that test the understanding of every concept and skill learnt. The book comes with a separate comprehensive teacher's guide and a set of wall charts. This book has been designed with special reference to learners with different learning abilities.