The Maths No Problem mission statement:
“We believe that every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support. We want you to join our mission to build the confidence of the nation’s maths teachers and learners.” Maths No Problem (2016).
What is Maths – No Problem?
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 Department for Education’s (DfE’s) expert panel, which judged that it met the core criteria for a high-quality textbook to support teaching for mastery. As a result, the Maths — No Problem! Primary Series are recommended textbooks for schools on the mastery programme.
Hang on! Textbooks in Maths?
The school mathematics textbook has a long history and something of a reputation to shake off:
Gown-clad schoolmaster strides into the classroom. ‘Turn to page 68 and proceed!’ then watches hawk-eyed over quaking students.
Even beyond this historical picture, textbooks have often been seen to occupy the less creative side of mathematics teaching. But this is all changing! New textbooks (such as Maths – No Problem!) are adapted from examples used in Singapore, and designed to support a mastery approach to mathematics teaching.
How have the Maths – No Problem! textbooks improved teaching and learning at Foxdell?
Our mastery approach to teaching is by no means achieved solely with a textbook. Rigour and skill characterise our teaching and the Maths – No Problem! approach is at the heart of this. So how has this improved our teaching and learning since we introduced the textbooks in October 2018?
The textbooks are skilfully designed by expert authors. They contain carefully varied questions and examples which:
I am available should you require further help, support or information about mathematics at Foxdell Junior School.
Head of School and Mathematics Leader
Foxdell has invested in a program to enhance engagement in mathematics.
Mathletics is an engaging, supportive online learning resource - targeted to the various national maths curricula of the UK, from Foundation to Key Stage 5.
Mathletics is an inspiring and engaging online platform for improving and reinforcing maths skills. Mathletics is designed to inspire children with the desire to learn and the confidence to succeed!
• Exciting, global Live Mathletics competition
• Tasks set to encourage independent learning
• Weekly progress emails to monitor progress via the dedicated Parent Centre
• Thousands of adaptive curriculum activities with an animated support centre
Class teachers will set homework for the children using this program. Children will need to complete the homework before they can access the games on the site. Children who do not have access to a computer at home can use school computers to complete the work set.
You can get Mathletics on your tablets - both android and iOS. Follow the links below to download the apps on your tablets!!