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Big Maths

Big Maths is a resource published by Andrell.  It comprises of a carefully structured strategy designed to teach all areas of the mathematics curriculum in a logical and systematic way.  It prioritises basic skills and has clear steps of progress built in.  Children are taught to count in steps, learn facts by heart, apply skills they have already secured to different contexts, make links between learning and concepts and develop efficient strategies to solve mathematical calculations.  It also provides resources to promote mathematical investigation,problem solving and challenge.

Assessment is built in and key to the strategy.  From the youngest of ages, children can track their own progress week by week, gaps in learning are quickly identified and intervention put into place to deal with misconceptions etc. immediately.

The pdf document shows the symbols and spacing used in the BIg Maths challenges: