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Mathematics at Norwood

At Norwood we have implemented the Maths No Problem approach to the teaching and learning of mathematics.

What Is Maths Mastery?

Teaching maths for mastery is a transformational approach to maths teaching which stems from high performing Asian nations such as Singapore. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures.

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Bar Modelling

The bar model method is a strategy used by children to visualise mathematical concepts and solve problems. The method is a way to represent a situation in a word problem, usually using rectangles.

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Concrete Pictorial Abstract

Concrete, pictorial, abstract (CPA) is a highly effective approach to teaching that develops a deep and sustainable understanding of maths. Developed by American psychologist, Jerome Bruner, the CPA approach is the mainstay of maths teaching in Singapore.

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Number Bonds

Number bonds are a way of showing how numbers can be combined or split up. They are used to reflect the ‘part-part-whole’ relationship of numbers.

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Fractions

Teaching Fractions Using the Singapore Maths Method

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Further information can be found in the Mastery and Mathematics presentation from HMI Inspector Jane Jones (Lead Maths Inspector).