What is a Big Maths lesson like?

A Big Maths Lesson – Step by Step

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.

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.

Step 1

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.

Step 2

Deliver and Inspire Your Pupils!

Teachers LOVE Big Maths!
"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."