Maths at St Mary's
At St. Mary’s we believe that every child can develop a deep understanding and love of maths. With outstanding teaching, encouragement and the right kind of support our children are able to thrive. They are given the confidence to ask questions, share ideas, make mistakes and reflect on their maths journey at the same time as being reassured by their peers and teachers.
Alongside our well-planned lessons, there are high quality textbooks and workbooks to further enhance the pupils’ learning; accompanied by a wealth of teaching resources, student resources and professional development based on the transformational teaching methods in Singapore.
Have a look at our school in the Maths No Problem case study video. Who can you spot?
Visual representations are used as an aid to help conceptual understanding, such as bar models that are used by the children to represent the size of quantities and fractional parts. The big idea of this approach is centred on the five core competencies which are: Number Sense, Visualisation, Generalisation, Communication and Metacognition.
St. Mary’s uses the "Maths No Problem" programme which is based on proven learning theories from around the world. Our school leaders, teachers, teaching assistants and children have really benefitted from understanding the learning theories that underpin the methods and materials found in the "Maths No Problem" books.
Dr. Yeap Ban Har is one of the world’s leading experts on the Singapore Method (which is the approach we use at St. Mary’s) and is the technical consultant for the Maths No Problem series. An accomplished and inspirational trainer, Ban Har spent ten years at the National Institute of Education in Singapore where he was involved in several programmes in mathematics education. Ban Har was part of the team which reviewed the Singapore Maths curriculum for the revised 2013 syllabus and he teaches courses all around the world.
Please click here to view Dr. Yeap Ban Har's Maths videos