Our school is partaking in a trial of the Singapore technique for showing Maths called ‘Maths No Problem’. The trial is gone for Y1 students, yet we’re presenting the plan in Years 2-4 too.
Maths No Problem is Singapore Maths adjusted to the 2014 National educational modules.
Recently I went on a two day instructional class in London drove by Dr Yeap Ban Har. He was one of those rousing coaches with bunches of information and experience. He put in 10 years at the National Institute of Education in Singapore where he was included in a few research programs in arithmetic instruction. He revealed to us he now works at a school for mentally unbalanced youngsters in Singapore. He truly trusts that all kids can learn maths utilizing the Singapore strategy. While we were on the course the new 2016 example maths evaluations for Year 2 youngsters were distributed by the DfE. He experienced the papers and believed that kids who took after the Singapore plan would have the capacity to handle the inquiries effectively.
I’m remembering this. At our school, as a major aspect of our inclusion in our nearby Maths Hub, we’ve quite recently utilized these evaluations on our present Year 3, i.e. the youngsters who took KS1 SATs in June 2015. They found the inquiries truly troublesome on the grounds that kids taking the tests are not permitted to utilize any help materials, for example, number lines or squares, dot strings or tens/unit obstructs, to help them in the new figuring and thinking papers. The outcomes were somewhat troubling contrasted with how those youngsters had performed in their Y2 SATs tests. So horrid in actuality that I don’t think we can put it down to the standard plunge in achievement found after the late spring occasions. I think the new popular expressions in maths now are ‘figure, not check’. Kids ought to be learning figuring techniques, not utilizing a number line to include or subtract by checking or back for instance.
Along these lines, now with the maths so all around arranged, my phonics assets set up and OFSTED off the beaten path a year ago, I’m having an inclination that I’m having the best begin to another scholarly year yet!