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Mathematics

Our Mathematical Statement of Intent

 

The National Curriculum for Mathematics aims to ensure that all pupils become fluent in conceptual understanding and are able to reason Mathematically when solving problems.

 

We passionately agree that a high quality Mathematics education provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics and a life long sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. Therefore to ensure that this occurs we have adopted a whole school approach to teaching mathematics using the Maths No Problem approach.

 

Our Whole School Maths No Problem Approach

 

In order to ensure that all pupils at Brookhouse Primary School succeed in building secure mastery of Mathematics our pupils are taught to think Mathematically and to deeply understand concepts. This is achieved through our whole school adoption of the Maths No Problem teaching approach, which is based upon the highly effective Singaporean strategy of embedding Mathematics through secure mathematical fluency and teaching pupils to think mathematically using Bruner's Concrete Pictorial Approach. 

 

Implementation

 

One way in which we are implementing a teaching for Mastery approach is by using high quality, Maths No Problem, textbooks and workbooks from Years 1 to 6. This ensures that we have a coherent progression of Mathematics, breaking concepts down into small, manageable steps, deepening their understanding, rather than simply working with 'larger' numbers. The textbooks/workbooks also provide high quality images that accurately highlight the correct mathematical structure and representations.

 

Teaching Approach

 

To help understand our teaching approach and methods of learning we have embedded video clips below.

 

Parent Video 1 - The Fundamentals of the Maths No Problem Approach

This video is designed to explain to parents the fundamental concepts of addition and place value

Parent Video 2 - Number bond addition

Number bonds are often used in Singapore-style maths lessons. In this video for parents, Maths - No Problem! series consultant, Dr Yeap Ban Har, explains how we teach number bonds.

Parent Video 3 - Subtraction

In this video for parents, Dr Yeap Ban Har, explains how subtraction is taught in a Singapore-style primary maths lesson.

Parent Video 4 - Mental Arithmetic

In this video for parents, Dr Yeap Ban Har demonstrates how we teach children to work out the answer to a sum in their head.

Parent Video 5 - Multiplication

Series consultant Dr Yeap Ban Har explores multiplication strategies for primary school children. This video is designed for parents who are interested in the Singapore Maths methods used in their school.

Parent Video 6 - Long Division

In this video, aimed at parents, Dr Yeap Ban Har, explains how long division is taught in a Singapore-style Maths lesson.

Parent Video 7 - Bar Models (1 of 2)

Drawing a bar model is a way of using a diagram to represent a word problem. Series consultant, Dr Yeap Ban Har, explains how bar models are taught in a Singapore-style...

Parent Video 8 - Bar Models (2 of 2)

Please enable JavaScript to experience Vimeo in all of its glory. Bar models help children solve maths problems through the use of diagrams. In this second bar model video, aimed at parents, Dr Yeap Ban Har, explains how bar models are used in a Singapore-style Maths lesson.

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