New from November 2015 – Inspire Maths
From November 2015 St Thomas Moorside will be introducing Inspire Maths in Key Stages 1 and 2. Years 2-6 will begin with transition units, gradually introducing the curriculum scheme in its entirety whereas Year 1 will begin the maths programme in full. Throughout this academic year the approaches and applications from the scheme will be transferred across all the year groups in the school to ensure all pupils benefit from this new approach.
Inspire Maths is a transformational, whole-school primary maths programme based on the leading Singapore Maths series My Pals are Here, used in 100% of Singapore’s state primary schools.
- Accessible pupil textbooks introduce concepts in a highly scaffolded way, enabling all children to develop critical thinking skills, make mathematical connections and become confident mathematicians
- Built on a concrete – pictorial – abstract approach, ensuring secure foundations and a deep understanding of mathematical concepts
- Uses a spiral progression to develop fluency, reasoning, and problem solving and conceptual understanding for mastery
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