Big Maths is a teaching method created by Ben Harding that makes progress in Maths easy and fun for both children and teachers. Schools up and down the United Kingdom and abroad now learn through Big Maths every day and take part in the ‘Big Maths, Beat That!’ challenge every week. Ben Harding leads an Andrell team of qualified Big Maths consultants that offer high impact training to schools across the world.
Big Maths firstly answers the question, ‘How do we get children properly numerate as they journey through school?’ It provides an accurate and simple, but highly effective, framework that guarantees numeracy progress. This framework is known as CLIC (Counting, Learn Its, It’s Nothing New and Calculation) and is characterised by accurate steps of progression (known as Progress Drives) that make new learning easy and obvious to children by cashing in on the timeless natural laws of Maths.
Big Maths therefore, provides a rigorous, systematic and structured approach that gives the school leader instantaneous organisation and alignment. The CLIC resources provide progression at a glance as well as progression in detail. This empowers all adults in the school to easily and accurately intervene and plug gaps where necessary, and to prevent future gaps from developing as all children make their way through the system with the necessary pre-requisite skills to meet new learning with further success and confidence.
Big Maths is not just high on systemisation, it is also high on empathy. It provides children with a fun and lively experience as they learn with jingles, songs, games and the famous Big Maths Characters.
Big Maths is Assessment for Learning
An additional area of Big Maths is Numeracy Nailed which is a journey of basic skills for maths. It has ten legs and pupils must complete each leg of the journey before they move on to the next leg of the journey. The description of each leg is gained from linking this document to the book ‘Big Maths: The CLIC Book’ by Ben Harding. It is used as an intervention tool to track progress for secondary school age pupils. The free resources can be accessed here.