At JCP we use the Maths No Problem (MNP) scheme. MNP is based on what has more commonly become known as ‘Singapore’ maths. There are textbooks and workbooks from Year 1 to Year 6 which support our teaching of the Jersey Curriculum, which is fully aligned with the UK National Curriculum. The objectives are taught across the school in daily maths lessons. Children work in mixed ability classes and lessons are scaffolded to support learners in which rich, sophisticated problems are set to challenge all learners.
We believe that where possible, lesson objectives should be taught in a real life, practical context. Mathematics should be engaging and resources are used in all the classes to support the children in understanding their learning.
What is so special about the ‘Singapore’ approach to maths teaching?
It is a highly effective approach to teaching maths based on research and evidence. It introduces new mathematical concepts using a Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract (CPA) approach, improving pupil confidence and understanding. Pupils learn to think mathematically, as opposed to reciting formulae they don’t understand and often subsequently forget. It teaches mental strategies to solve problems. It equips pupils with maths skills for life.
Why use Maths No Problem?
It is fully aligned with the Jersey Curriculum for maths. It is written to develop deeper learning, known as ‘Mastery’, which is a fundamental objective in primary education. It is based on 30 years of international research. It has been developed by world-recognised experts in maths teaching. It is award winning: it was awarded Education Publisher of the Year 2017; MNP was the only maths scheme awarded DFE funding approval in the UK in 2017.