What is a Big Maths lesson like?

Teaching with Big Maths
Small, Simple Steps

Step 1

Choose Your Learning Steps

Informed By Our Amazing Planning Tools

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.

Big Maths lessons are organised into CLIC and SAFE sessions, prioritising Basic Skills to provide the foundations for Wider Maths.

A CLIC session usually lasts for 20 minutes roughly 5 minutes spent on each area:

Normally, the rest of your lesson is used to cover wider maths, through SAFE:

  • Counting
  • Learn Its
  • It’s Nothing New
  • Calculation
  • Shape
  • Amounts
  • Fractions
  • Explaining Data
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Step 2

Develop Your Subject Knowledge

Teacher Notes

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.

Number 3

Select Your Perfect Resources

No lesson would be complete without a comprehensive set of resources. Big Maths has over 5,000 resources linked to steps throughout the framework allowing you to differentiate between pupils on the same step.

"The online planning resources are wonderful - the planning for Big Maths sessions is so much easier than other lessons. And with resources linking to the steps so readily available, we have saved a lot of time not making our own or trawling the internet."
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