In January 2016, we introduced ‘Inspire Mathematics’ to our children, which is based on the way mathematics is taught in countries like Singapore, which are consistently ranked amongst the top performing countries in the world!
From very early on in their school lives, we expect children to use and understand numbers, which are abstract concepts. Consequently, many children really struggle with maths because of this!
Inspire maths ensures that the foundations for mathematical learning are securely in place before the children begin to grapple with more complex, abstract concepts. Teachers ensure that children achieve a secure sense of what numbers actually represent through extensive use of physical objects and pictures before ultimately using representations such as numerals.
It is very clear that the children are enjoying and benefitting from this style of learning!