Basic Skills

5 reasons why you should use Big Maths.

What’s Included?

Give Basic Skills the focus it deserves and promote fluency throughout school.

Improve subject knowledge across the school to develop a consistent approach to the teaching of maths

Eradicate learning gaps and implement a robust and consistent assessment system that tracks and informs next steps of learning.

Maximise your budget. There is no need to invest in countless textbooks. Everything is online.

Save hours of time per week so that you can focus on what you love the most, teaching.

Every step of learning a child needs from the entry to school to the transition to secondary education.

Over 5,000 resources tailored to steps across our framework like lesson PowerPoints, and problem solving activities.

In depth, expert teacher guidance for every single step of learning so teachers get what they need, when they need it.

The Big Maths Beat That Challenges are completed online with all data feeding into the system. You can also print the paper copies.

Every skill mapped to your curriculum so that you are always meeting your national expectations.

A Big Maths Lesson. Step by Step.

Choose Your Learning Steps.

A CLIC session usually lasts for 20 minutes with 5 minutes being spent on each area of Counting, Learn Its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation.

CLIC sessions are either extended into whole lessons when teaching a new concept for the first time, or are used as high impact fluency lesson-starters prior to giving input.

The first 20 minutes of a Big Maths lesson is dedicated to Basic Skills (CLIC) with the remaining 40 minutes focused on the rest of the maths curriculum.
Teacher Notes

Develop Your Subject Knowledge.

Every learning step in the Big Maths framework has in-depth teacher guidance on how to introduce the step and guidance on what to look out for as you teach your lesson. These are great for creating a consistency of teaching across school and are invaluable to teachers who aren’t confident in maths.

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Download Resources.

No lesson would be complete without a comprehensive set of resources. Big Maths has over 4,000 resources linked to steps throughout the framework allowing you to differentiate between pupils on the same step.

The first 20 minutes of a Big Maths lesson is dedicated to Basic Skills (CLIC) with the remaining 40 minutes focused on the rest of the maths curriculum.

We Cover The Rest Too.

The rest of your lesson will be focused on the other skills needed to become fully numerate. That is why we have created steps, notes and resources for these skills too!

CLIC can also be used as your Basic Skills driver alongside any other approach.


Assessment and Tracking

Our Big Maths Beat That! Challenges have been downloaded over 20,000 times! Each question is linked to a step of learning so you know exactly which step each child has secured and the gaps they have in their learning.

Get Access to All This and More.

We have packed tons of features into the Big Maths website so that you can put your maths lessons together with ease. Every teacher in your school will benefit from this simple system allowing you and your colleagues to focus on teaching your young mathematicians.


Access to Your Curriculum Planning


Teacher Notes for All Steps


Access to Thousands of Resources


Create Personal Lesson Plans


Beat That! Challenges Online


Keep Track Easily & Efficiently

Example of the Learn Its challenges online.

Big Maths Beat That!
Better Online.

Our CLIC and Learn Its Challenges are online taking away the need to mark. The children’s scores are automatically saved into the system and teachers can easily access their results. The Learn Its challenge page has been designed to ensure children can answer the questions as quickly as possible. The faster they can answer it, the better.

For schools that aren’t technically able yet, we have you covered. Children can complete the challenges on paper for you to input their scores in our quick and easy data input area.

Don’t just take our word for it, have a look at how proud and engaged these children are – #BigMaths

Talk to Us About Big Maths…

Big Maths is the way forward when it comes to teaching mathematics in your school. Contact us now to arrange a call to discuss how to move forward with the best implementation for you. Take the first step towards changing the way you teach maths. It’s time to rip up the rulebook and teach different.