Sequence your Maths Curriculum
Where is the detail? We have the detail!
Big Maths sequences, and simplifies, your maths curriculum. It aligns broader curriculum statements to our detailed framework of progression. The level of detail in our Progress Drives and Learning Steps far exceeds anything that we have analysed.
Ben Harding embraced the challenge of creating a framework of progression for the primary maths curriculum. Ben’s research into Cognitive Load Theory and brain development (how children learn) informed the production of the most carefully sequenced maths learning journey that we are aware of. We can all recognise the natural logic of maths, and the need to guide children through a natural chronology of learning (every curriculum advises of the same). Big Maths documents all of these natural steps, in their natural sequence, embracing the natural simplicity.
What if my curriculum changes?
Typically, maths schemes work from government curriculum statements and produce more detailed statements to ‘help’ teachers to understand how to get children there. Big Maths is different, it signposts the position of the national curriculum statement within the natural steps of maths. This means you have a clear, stable progression which doesn’t change when government policy changes.
In the course of your career, if not already, it is likely that you will be asked to re-learn the expectations for your pupils. Your workload will increase, your experience, resources and planning may all require adjustment. You are expected to accept it.
Even if your curriculum changes, the Big Maths pedagogy and framework will not change!
We will do the work for you, signposting the new statements/expectations, adjusting our tools and updating resources. You should not anticipate a personal impact if you are using Big Maths!