Maths at Lancastrian
At Lancastrian we teach Maths using the Inspire approach.
Inspire Maths is a whole-school primary maths programme that supports schools in teaching to mastery and meeting the higher expectations of the National Curriculum. Based on Singapore's top maths series used in almost 100% of its state primary schools.
It uses textbooks and practical resources to embed a mastery approach to maths. (See link). This ensures that pupils first master a concept using concrete materials, then are able to apply their skills using a pictorial approach and finally apply the skills to abstract mathematical problems. This approach encourages the children to develop their reasoning skills. The video and links below explain more about the approach. In addition we have produced some leaflets to help parents to help their children.