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Essential Maths Mastery: One-Day

Teachers: £195 +vat Consultants: £325 +vat

The Singapore method of teaching mathematics develops children’s mathematical ability and confidence without having to resort to memorising procedures. It incorporates the use of concrete aids and manipulatives, through the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach, problem solving and group work.

Ofsted, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and the Department for Education (DfE) have all emphasised the value of the pedagogical and discovery learning nature of the Singapore approach to teaching maths.

With teaching methods that have been tried and tested over the last 30 years, and through the incorporation of key learning theories, such as Piaget, Dienes, Bruner, Skemp and Vygotsky Singapore has become a “laboratory of maths teaching” which has seen them rise to the top of the international rankings for TIMSS (The Trends in International Mathematics and Science) and PISA (The Programme for International Student Assessment).

Based on the transformational methods developed in Singapore, this Maths - No Problem! professional development course will equip you with the skills and confidence you need to teach maths for mastery and facilitate great problem solving in the classroom.

Course impact for teachers

At the end of this course teachers will understand the key learning principles behind the success of Singapore maths such as the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach and the bar models. Teachers will come away with the skills and practical strategies to begin using Singapore maths in the classroom.

Course impact for schools

The school will be able to start the journey to implementing mastery teaching and developing children's’ problem solving, fluency and reasoning.

Who should attend

Head, Deputy Head and Maths Leads. This course is recommended for anyone with an interest in maths mastery, regardless of whether your school is using the Maths – No Problem! materials.

Useful Information

Professional development day

For teachers, mathematics subject leaders/department heads and senior leaders (year 1 to year 6).


  • 08:30 - Registration and coffee
  • 09:15 - Introduction to the Singapore Approach to Teaching and Learning Mathematics
  • 10:00 - Three Core Competencies of the Approach
  • 10:45 - Refreshments
  • 11:00 - Advantages of the Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract Approach
  • 11:45 - Looking for Patterns and Connections
  • 12:30 - Lunch
  • 13:15 - Developing Learners’ Mental Strategies
  • 14:15 - Applying the Bar Modelling Method in Problem Solving Part 1
  • 14:50 - Refreshments
  • 15:00 - Applying the Bar Modelling Method in Problem Solving Part 2
  • 15:45 - Questions and Wrap Up
  • 16:00 - Course Ends

Venue Information

WESTON-SUPER-MARE - Haywood Primary Academy, 20 Whitney Crescent, Weston-Super-Mare, North Somerset BS24 8ES
MANCHESTER - DoubleTree by Hilton, One Piccadilly Place, Manchester M1 3DG

What did other delegates think...

“The easy way it was delivered, the hands on resources and the honesty about possible problems we may face”

Christine Chai, Deputy Head/Assistant Head at Ursuline Catholic Primary School

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