At St. Luke’s, across Years 1 to 6, we use the Maths – No Problem! programme. It is a highly structured approach to teaching maths and deepens the understanding of all children. Each lesson is based around an ‘anchor task’ which the children explore using different methods. The children are encouraged to talk about their maths and explore their ideas fully, then work independently using the workbooks.
Maths — No Problem! is a series of textbooks and workbooks written to meet the requirements of the 2014 English National Curriculum. The Maths — No Problem! Primary Series was assessed by the DfE’s expert panel, which judged that it alone met the core criteria for a high-quality textbook to support teaching for mastery maths. As a result, the Maths — No Problem! Primary Series is the only recommended textbook for schools on the mastery programme.
Teaching maths for mastery is a transformational approach to maths teaching which stems from high performing Asian nations such as Singapore. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures.
This approach may be very different to the way in which you were taught yourself. To help you support your child at home, please click on the ‘Parent Videos’ below, which will give you an insight into some of the mathematical approaches.
We are very excited to be part of this mathematical journey!