Simple Steps, Resources & Lesson Plans

The Best Whole School Primary Maths Programme

We Guarantee Big Maths Improves Standards!

When you know what a child knows, you know what to teach next!

Built to Help Teachers

Inspired by British Schools!

Big Maths reduces workload and increases confidence for teachers by identifying what each child knows, every week! Accurate Assessment for Learning identifies the next simple steps to teach. Our precisely targeted resources and a simple tool for identifying Learning Gaps make your life easier and save time. When you know what your children know, teaching maths is a pleasure!

Value for Money

We want to help.

Big Maths is the best value whole-school maths programme, delivering fluency, mastery and enjoyment of maths.  As a small, Yorkshire-based, family-run business, for us it’s personal and every school is important to us. Children can log in from anywhere and with our Home Learning Packs, even in lockdown or self-isolation, you can still teach the Big Maths way!

Teachers and Children LOVE Big Maths!

Children love the challenges

97% of teachers say their pupils enjoy Big Maths!

Children love Big Maths, understanding and focusing on their own progress, striving to ‘beat their best ever score’. Read more…

In a Big Maths school, you teach children according to their reality, not following an approach that leaves learning gaps because “next week we have to teach roman numerals!” Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at how proud and engaged children are –#BigMaths

95% of teachers say they would recommend Big Maths!

Key to the introduction of Big Maths into a school is the baseline assessment, which often reveals a large spread of ability in every classroom, with a huge number of learning gaps! We are always honest because when you experience this, you can trust us when we say that after a few weeks of addressing the gaps that your previous approach left you with, maths will be transformed for you!

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Encouraging a Growth Mindset

Your children will love Big Maths!

Our Big Maths Beat That! Challenges are unique because kids love them and want to do them so they can beat their best score every week! You’ll love them because they effectively provide you with a ‘window’ into each child’s brain. Oh, and…

NO MORE MARKING!

As children focus on their own progress and beating their best ever score, their enjoyment of maths increases. You find out what they can and can’t do, allowing your classroom focus to shift from attainment to progress. Embracing Growth Mindset principles means children believe they can constantly increase their mathematical knowledge.

Achieve Fluency!

Your Cohesive Whole-School Number Programme

Big Maths simplifies planning and teaching! Dedicate 20 minutes each day to basic skills and improving fluency. Every child can secure every number fact through ‘CLIC‘:

  • Counting – exploring the number relationship of a fact, counting it out and deriving it for themselves
  • Learn Its – simply practising and recalling number facts
  • It’s Nothing New! – applying new contexts to facts, such as units of measure
  • Calculation – addition, subtraction, division and multiplication

CLIC becomes a pacey daily numeracy session that always builds fluency on fluency!

Improve progress and attainment across school!

You see what each child knows, so it’s easy to know what to teach them next.

  • Medium and long term planning is easy using your curriculum-linked Planning Area.
  • Immediate, responsive planning is informed and simple using the Learning Gaps feature.
  • Detailed lesson plans (including lesson PowerPoints) can be produced easily in minutes, with a few clicks of your mouse.
Learning Gaps

Read more about planning here…

Big Maths is the original Mastery approach!

The 'Making It Stick' Journey

Big Maths gives you a clear approach to bring the majority of your class to the same point in the numeracy learning journey.  Thereafter, they can progress through the primary maths curriculum together, with clearly defined endpoints that all pupils can master each term.

The ‘Making it Stick’ journey (shown in the image) simplifies the process of transferring new learning from working memory to long-term memory. With resources designed specifically for each step, the process is easy and allows you to provide the appropriate challenge for children of all abilities, thereby managing your class spread. To read more about Big Maths and Mastery click below:

Navigate every step of the Maths Curriculum with ease!

Your job is our passion! Big Maths continues to grow and develop into a mature, state-of-the-art digital system that supports implementation in school with the absolute minimum workload for teachers and school leaders.

You can easily and quickly navigate around every little step of the primary maths curriculum. At each digital step, you can access:

  • pedagogical guidance notes (to enhance subject knowledge),
  • teacher resources to support their delivery (such as Lesson PowerPoints),
  • pupil activities (such as practice sheets or problem-solving resources).

This digital flexibility leads to fast, meaningful planning providing every child with a bespoke digital textbook, without the cost and rigidity of a hard-copy textbook.

Teacher Notes

Would you like to be in the top 2% of primary schools?

Recently, two Big Maths schools received letters from Rt Hon Nick Gibb MP, Minster for School Standards. Globe Primary School and Rowlatts Mead Primary Academy were congratulated for results which place them in the top 2% of primary schools! We are delighted and proud to work with both schools!

Case Studies

Please take some time to read the Big Maths Case Studies provided by some amazing schools across the UK. The latest Case Study has been provided by:

Globe Primary School

As a school we can’t recommend Big Maths highly enough!

 

At Globe Primary School, Big Maths:
• manages pupils’ cognitive load and teacher workload
• delivers a sequential curriculum covering National Curriculum expectations, embedding old learning and making new learning doable
• provides a consistent but exciting pedagogical approach to Mathematics, enabling confident learners
• gives a robust assessment system, which easily tracks the progress, attainment and next learning steps of cohort and individuals
• offers transparency about the mathematical methods used in school

97% of teachers say their pupils enjoy Big Maths!

Focus on what you love… Teaching!

Big Maths provides you with thousands of tailored resources. To save you time, we have linked relevant resources to each step of learning.

Whether you need a Lesson PowerPoint for direct input, or problem solving resources for deeper learning activities, we have everything you need! So stop searching generic websites, or creating from scratch, and start accessing focused, tailored resources at the click of a button. Read more…

Resources

Sequences of learning for primary maths

There are serious consequences for pupils when a curriculum is not sequenced or designed effectively. Gaps in pupils’ knowledge accumulate as they become layered on top of one another in a curriculum sequence.

School Inspection Update 2019

Big Maths is a systematic and structured approach to ensuring all children become numerate and then become fully rounded mathematicians. At the heart of this structure are the detailed sequences of learning. Our detailed teacher guidance for every step of learning in the Big Maths framework shows the background knowledge the child should already have in order to succeed, as well as a clear view of where that learning will head to next. This helps the teaching team to constantly improve their subject knowledge, confidence and school cohesion.

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Professional Development and Support

For any school introducing Big Maths, we strongly recommend you have a Professional Development day to ensure all members of staff understand the pedagogy and principles.  In response to COVID-19, we currently recommend online training, which offers more flexibility at a lower price than traditional ‘in-school’ training. If you prefer face to face, we can arrange this for you.

Each day of training has been refined to ensure that you receive inspirational, concise, and powerful input that enables you to have an immediate impact on return to your classroom.

Call us today on 01924 229380 to get started.

95% of teachers say they would recommend Big Maths!

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Informed by research

‘Cognitive Load Theory’

‘Cognitive Load Theory’ has become increasingly recognised in the teaching community. Big Maths embraced this research over 10 years ago and consequently has a well developed curriculum design that always ensures children enter new learning with the background knowledge essential for success. Read more here…

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