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What is a Big Maths lesson like?

Teaching with Big Maths

Small, Simple Steps

Step 1

Choose Which Steps to Teach

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
It's so simple!
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.
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 15,000 resources linked to steps throughout the framework allowing you to differentiate for pupils on the same step.

Teachers LOVE Big Maths!
Number4

Deliver and Inspire Your Pupils!