" We believe that every child can master an understanding and love of maths
with the right kind of teaching and support."
Maths No Problem
Mathematics at MPL is fun, practical, engaging and challenging. Children are taught key skills and mathematical vocabulary in each year group and are encouraged to make connections to real life. MPL uses the ‘Maths No Problem!’ scheme from Year 1 to Year 6, which ensures that all children spend enough time fully exploring a concept before moving on to the next topic.
All teachers use the concrete-pictorial-abstract approach in lessons so children experience three representations of a mathematical concept. This begins with a ‘hands on’ component using real objects, then moves to relating the idea to pictures and finally encourages children to represent the concept using mathematical notation.
All lessons promote number sense, fluency with numbers, mastery and problem solving.
A good mathematical learner at MPL has a wide range of mathematical vocabulary, is fluent in the number system, solves problems in a range of contexts including the new or unusual, embraces the value of learning from mistakes and thinks independently, persevering when faced with challenges.
In addition to the daily maths lesson teachers use a daily Maths Meeting to secure mental fluency.