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Why Use The Maths Mastery Teaching Methods From Singapore

Singapore developed a new way of teaching maths following their poor performance in international league tables in the early 1980’s. The Singapore Ministry of Education decided to take the best practice research findings from the West and applied them to the classroom with transformational results.

Based on recommendations from notable experts such as Jerome Bruner, Richard Skemp, Jean Piaget, Lev Vygotsky, and Zoltan Deines, Singapore maths is an amalgamation of global ideas delivered as a highly-effective programme of teaching methods and resources.

The effectiveness of this approach is demonstrated by Singapore’s position at the top of the international benchmarks such as TIMSS and PIRLS and explains why their programme is now used in over 40 countries including the United Kingdom and the United States.

Learn more about the teaching methods from Singapore

Since 2007 Maths – No Problem! has helped hundreds of schools and parents teach the world-class methods from Singapore and we can use our expertise to help your school too.

Professional Development For Teachers, Subject Leaders And Department Heads

Maths No Problem Training

A textbook is no substitute for excellent teaching which is why we also provide professional development, seminars and online training based on the maths mastery concepts developed in Singapore.

Our popular seminars and CPD courses are recommended for anyone with an interest in maths mastery, regardless of whether your school is using the Maths — No Problem! materials.

  • Our seminars by qualified experts provide an excellent introduction to the fundamentals of Singapore maths from Foundation to year 6. Check our events page for details of the next seminar in your area.
  • Our intensive courses are delivered by the Maths — No Problem! series consultant Dr Yeap Ban Har, one of the world’s experts in mathematic mastery and the teaching methods developed in Singapore. These events tend to sell-out as soon as dates are released.
  • Improve the confidence of your teachers with our tailored inset training. Full-day or half-day courses are available on request. Contact us for more details.

Series Consultant Dr Yeap Ban Har

Dr. Yeap Ban Har

Dr Yeap Ban Har is one of the world’s leading experts on the Singapore Method 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 funded research 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 at tertiary institutions in South East Asia and North America.

Choose The Experts, Choose Maths – No Problem!

Maths No Problem London CPD event
  • The first to introduce Singapore teaching methods to the UK

    We first introduced the UK to the concept of teaching maths mastery using methods from Singapore over 7 years ago. Since then we have trained thousands of teachers and helped hundreds of institutions, from small village schools to large academy chains.

  • First to publish a 2014 National Curriculum maths series

    Using our long-held experience of adapting Singapore methods for UK children, we were the first to publish a primary school programme which is aligned to the new English National Curriculum.

  • Chosen by the NCETM and DfE for use in the maths hub programme

    The NCETM and the Department for Education have chosen Maths – No Problem! to supply maths mastery books and training to schools across England as part of the maths hub initiative.

The Story Behind Maths - No Problem!

Maths — No Problem! was created by Dr. Anne Hermanson and Andy Psarianos after their daughter fell behind in maths when transferring schools. In researching the subject, they found the Singapore method of teaching maths offered the most effective programme available. As they spread the word to friends, it became evident that there were many families concerned about their children's proper comprehension of maths. That is when they decided to make the programme available to a wider audience.

Maths — No Problem! runs from a small office in Tunbridge Wells with a highly-motivated team who are committed to improving educational standards.

Our Journey

You can feel confident choosing the Maths — No Problem! because our programme has been developed using the passion and expertise gained over many years in this field. In fact, Maths — No Problem! was the first to bring the concept of teaching mathematical mastery to the UK.

2007

We started by offering Singapore textbooks to parents in the UK.

2010

Providing textbooks to schools who wanted to emulate the maths results of Singaporean school children.

2011

Partnered with the Ark network to introduce the Singapore Teaching principles which now underpin their Maths mastery programme.

2014

The first to publish textbooks based on research from Singapore which align with the 2014 National curriculum programme.

2015

Year 1 materials chosen by the NCETM and department for Education for use across schools in the Maths Hub text book trial.