From September 2017, planning and teaching of mathematics will be based on a mastery approach. The approach is based on research and international evidence from successful practice in Shanghai and Singapore.
Children are encouraged to develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving skills through the use of concrete, pictoral and abstract resources.
The aim is for children to gain a deeper more meaningful understanding of what they are doing rather than learning to repeat routines without grasping what is happening mathematically.
At Wyndcliffe we have adopted three characters to ensure our children engage in fun, challenging and practical mastery mathematics.
Times Tables 99 Club at Wyndcliffe Primary school...
The 99 Club is a fantastic scheme which aims to raise standards in maths through encouraging children to improve their mental calculations when attempting quick-fire multiplication and division problems.
The idea is that with repeated practice, the scheme should result in increased speed and confidence when tackling mental maths problems without relying on written workings and methods.
Children start on the 11 club and are given 10 minutes to complete the maths problems, if they manage to get them all correct within that time they move up to the next club (22).
Work is carried out quietly during the 10 minutes, calculators cannot be used, the aim is that children develop fluency and can confidently recall multiplication and division facts. Success is celebrated through the award of Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum awards.
11 Club - 11 questions (doubling numbers 1 to 10)
22 Club - 22 questions (repeated addition 1 to 10)
33 Club - 33 questions (2x, 3x, 5x, and 10x tables)
44 Club - 44 questions (1x, 4x, and 6x tables)
55 Club - 55 questions (7x, and 8x tables)
66 Club - 66 questions (9x, 11x, and 12x tables)
77 Club - 77 questions (inverse division facts)
88 Club - 88 questions (mixed multiplication and division facts)
99 Club - 99 questions (mixed multiplication and division facts)