At Antony School we have taken a new approach to the teaching of maths through Singapore style learning and Maths Mastery. This incorporates a part part whole method, place value and the breaking down of numbers into simpler forms in order to solve the four operations children work with.
We have now introduced a Problem Solving lesson into the timetable each week across the school, in KS1 we have called this 'Magic Maths' and in KS2, children are exploring word problems and solving them in practical methods whilst recording these in a variety of ways; including math floorbooks. Maths Mastery allows children to explore a visual, concrete and contextual ways of developing fluency, reasoning and problem solving. It relies on a lot of practical and model drawing to support children visualise what the word problem is asking of them and presenting it in a way that is understandable to children of all abilities.
Attached is our new calculation policy that has been imbedded into our teaching. Here you will be able to see some of the written and prcatical methods used to support children in school.
Please take a look at some of the photos and calculation videos below of how mastery and problem solving is being approached in the different year groups.
Our Calculation Videos!
St Barnabas Multi Academy Trust Mathematics Aims