There is time to improve maths for SATs this year!
Could your pupils benefit from targeted intervention to help them with their maths between now and May 2020?
We know how many schools are preparing for SATs or the National Assessments and want to improve maths results. At this time of the year, pressure can begin to build and common questions we hear are:
- Does Big Maths track changes in the curriculum?
- Will the questions will be different on SATs?
- Will Big Maths fully prepare our pupils for the arithmetic paper?
- How quickly will Big Maths identify gaps in Learning?
- How does Big Maths help us to address Learning Gaps?
The answer to each question is YES!
Big Maths was created to help every child to realise their potential. Put simply, Big Maths is the best way to help children prepare for their SATs!
Address Learning Gaps!
Most approaches that you may consider when preparing for SATs will focus on revision. This is where Big Maths is different! If Learning Gaps exist after you have taught skills, how can revision address them? Two of the key principles of Big Maths are “Teach with EASE” and “Get it then Use it!” This is only possible when you recognise where a pupil is on their learning journey and can then introduce them to new learning as they are ready, but becomes more challenging when learning gaps exist which have not been identified.
Most worrying, the consequential features of learning gaps is their tendency, if left unaddressed, to compound over time and become more severe and pronounced. As pupils move through education, addressing learning gaps can become more difficult for many reasons, but not least because teachers may not have expertise in teaching foundation skills.
The Big Maths Beat That! challenges identify your pupils’ Learning Gaps and allow you to effectively manage the spread of ability in your classrooms. Many teachers are shocked to recognise how many learning gaps exist in their class and can feel overwhelmed at the prospect. However, many Learning Gaps are quite simple to address, so having identified them, they can be eradicated very quickly and progress is accelerated.