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Since the start of this year, we have been using Maths — No Problem! in years 1-6. It has been designed and developed to deepen the mathematical understanding of all children.

Maths — No Problem! is a series of textbooks and workbooks written to meet the requirements of the 2014 English national curriculum. The MNP Primary Series was assessed by the 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 MNP Primary Series are recommended textbooks for schools on the mastery programme.

At a glance

  • -Singapore consistently top the international benchmarking studies for maths teaching

  • -A highly effective approach to teaching maths based on research and evidence

  • -Builds students’ mathematical fluency without the need for rote learning

  • -Introduces new concepts using Bruner’s Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach

  • -Pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to reciting formulas they don’t understand

  • -Teaches mental strategies to solve problems such as drawing a bar model

This maybe different to the way many people have previously been taught maths, but it certainly has its benefits.

 

   Imagine A World Where Every Child Loves Maths- MNP

Lesson Structure

  1. Each lesson is based around an anchor task, a potential real life question. This is the main part of the lesson, where children get to explore the question using concrete materials (Manipulatives). The children are guided to answer the question using whichever method they see fit.

  2. Guided practice- This gives the children the opportunity to practice their methods with their peers or with an adult.

  3. Independent practice- Once children have mastered the concept, they use their skills to develop their depth of learning.

For more information, please have a look at the parents videos by clicking here.

If you have any questions about the approach, please pop in and see your child's teacher.