At St Barnabas, we follow Maths - No Problem! to deliver our mathematics teaching and learning.
The Maths - No Problem! Mission
We believe that every child can master an understanding and love of maths with the right kind of teaching and support.
Maths - No Problem! is a series of textbooks and workbooks written to meet the requirements of the 2014 English national curriculum. The MNP Primary Series was assessed by the DfE’s expert panel, which judged that it met the core criteria for a high-quality textbook to support teaching for mastery. As a result, the MNP Primary Series are recommended textbooks for schools on the mastery programme.
Maths - No Problem! builds skills gradually and systematically, ensuring learners are given opportunities to master each new area of learning before moving on. It is designed as a spiral of skills where concepts are revisited regularly to fully embed learning.
Mathematics Intent Statement
B - Persevere with new concepts in mathematics and be brave enough to have a go
L - Grow a generation of confident learners who are able to say 'I am a mathematician'
U - Know that mathematics is for everyone, regardless of gender, race and ability
E - We take pride in our work and we value our mistakes, knowing that these are a huge part of learning in mathematics
S - Take time during lessons to reflect on learning and support those around us
K - We use an approach that uses concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches to knowledge acquisition
Concrete - we use concrete resources to allow learners to physically make the question and see it clearly.
Resources vary dependent on the strand of mathematics.
Pictorial - each lesson begins with an anchor task in which pictorial representations of a problem are given.
Again, this ensures learners can see the question and understand it regardless of reading ability.
Abstract - once the basics of a skill have been learned, we move to more abstract questions. At this stage
learners may still choose to use concrete resources or draw diagrams to assist their thinking
Y - Ensure that learning in mathematics is fun, using collaborative learning, open ended challenges and resources that are accessible for all learners