Subject Leader: Mrs Abraham
Here at Yew Tree Primary we have been using Inspire Maths developed by Oxford University Press to deliver the core content of our maths lessons. The use of Inspire Maths and the Singapore approach at Yew Tree Primary has had an extremely positive impact across the school in particular the children’s attitude towards and enjoyment of maths. It has also had an encouraging impact on their confidence through the use of practical resources and partner discussion. This has helped them to develop deeper understanding of concepts rather than a set procedure to achieve the right answer. The children’s ability to reason mathematically has also noticeably improved, they are willing and able to explain their thinking using accurate mathematical vocabulary. Using the Inspire Maths materials supports teaching at a mastery level and helps to develop ‘have a go’ attitudes during maths lessons.
Inspire Maths is a whole-school primary maths programme that provides everything you need to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning mathematics, and meet the higher expectation of the 2014 National Curriculum.
In 2017 we proudly became an Inspire Maths Advocate Schools and would be happy to welcome teachers from local schools during open mornings throughout the year, to observe lessons and to see first-hand the impact Inspire Maths has had on results, and pupil engagement.
Inspire Maths is a transformational, whole-school primary maths programme based on the leading Singapore Maths series My Pals are Here, used in 100% of Singapore's state primary schools. Singapore Maths in turn is based on the influential Cockcroft Report, which is a research study on the teaching and learning of mathematics in England. It provides everything needed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning mathematics, and meet the higher expectation of the 2014 National Curriculum.
- Accessible pupil textbooksintroduce concepts in a highly scaffolded way, enabling all children to develop critical thinking skills, make mathematical connections and become confident mathematicians
- Built on a concrete - pictorial - abstract approach, ensuring secure foundations and deep understanding of mathematical concepts
- Uses a spiral progression to develop fluency, reasoning, and problem solving and conceptual understanding for mastery