Big Maths Beat That! will immediately show you where each pupil needs to start and identify the spread. Used as a weekly progress check, it is both your formative and summative assessment tool with every question linked to a step in the framework thus informing what needs to be taught the following week.
When we created the Big Maths framework we choose to not be constrained by the expectations of any curriculum. We then took the Scottish, English and Welsh curriculum expectations and created a termly map that shows when a teaching step needs to be taught to meet those expectations.
We have identified every skill a child needs before they move into secondary education and broken them down into small learning steps. There are focused teacher notes and resources for every step in the framework. This empowers the teacher to focus their efforts on the steps they need for the next lesson and significantly reduces teacher workload.
Big Maths Online is the perfect way for every teacher to have access to all Big Maths content at the touch of a button. We have also included a detailed tracking area that gives you the power to access your data in a variety of ways.
How Does Big Maths Work?
Big Maths is unique because it splits the maths curriculum into two parts; Core Knowledge and Wider Maths.
‘Get it, Then use it’
Children always acquire Core Knowledge before applying it to Wider Maths. This ensures children approach all problems with the skills and confidence needed to succeed. Gradually, build up a child’s knowledge through the Learning Steps, challenging them with wider and deeper problems.
Reducing Teacher Workload
We have created a system that works for both children and teachers. This framework, packed with granular Learning Steps, teaching advice and tailored resources, is designed to save teachers time.
Big Maths empowers teachers to become experts in the steps they are covering, allowing them the time to focus on what they do best; teach!
How does this apply to my curriculum?
When we began creating the Big Maths framework we chose not to be constrained by the expectations of any curriculum. This allowed us to create a framework that would work for any child in any country.
We have taken the Scottish, English and Welsh curriculum expectations and created termly maps. These maps outline what steps need to be taught that term to ensure you are meeting your curriculum’s expectations.
Weekly Assessments Linked to your Curriculum
There are three parts to Big Maths Beat That! and schools typically assess all children in all three parts at the end of every week. These parts are:
- The CLIC Challenges
- The Learn Its Challenges
- The SAFE Maths Challenges
We have created fun and engaging weekly progress checks in which children try to beat their best ever score. These Big Maths Beat That! Challenges are your summative and formative assessment tool with every question linked to a step in the framework. This informs a teacher of the most granular of gaps in learning and shows which children have embedded a learning step.
Big Maths Online – A teacher’s must have companion
Tailored Notes and Resources
Big Maths online provides teachers with access to tailored teaching notes and 1,000’s of resources at the click of a button. Quick and easy, this system saves teachers hours of time.
There is no need to worry about curriculum expectations with the Big Maths planning map. This area of the site will show teachers what they need to teach in a term to ensure that children reach the curriculum expectations of their country.
There is no easier way to plan a lesson for Big Maths. You can seamlessly list steps you would like to teach and pull in whatever resource you think you need. This area will store your lesson plans for years giving you the tools to copy a previous lesson with ease.
Tracking and Reporting
Focused, detailed reporting is the best way to inform next weeks lessons. Because the Big Maths way is so interconnected, this area will show teachers who are secure in a learning step and who need to spend more time on it.
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