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St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School Chiswick

Maths Makes Sense

 

 

 

MATHS MAKE SENSE (MMS)

Maths Makes Sense, created by Richard Dunne, is a consistent, whole-school approach to teaching and learning maths.

Maths Makes Sense, as a comprehensible learning scheme, ensures fluency through the daily practice of maths facts and the rigour of meticulous teaching across all aspects of mathematics.

 

MATHS MAKES SENSE AT St Mary's

At St Mary's children develop a deep abstract understanding where the use of concrete objects, actions and vocabulary lead to understanding, strong reasoning and problem-solving skills.

The combination of resources and sustained Professional Development mean that our children are already exceeding expectations and becoming fluent and confident mathematicians.

We have a consistent whole-school approach, which helps us deliver high-quality mathematical education.

Our expectations are high for all our children, which is underpinned by the ambition for all them to excel and appreciate the power of maths.

Maths Makes Sense also supports the fluency, as well as a strong emphasis placed on developing quick and accurate mental recall.

 

Maths Makes Sense Calculation Policy

Maths Makes Sense Overview

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HOW IT WORKS

Maths Makes Sense is an extremely enjoyable and effective way of providing children with a solid foundation in maths. The methods and approach remains consistent across all years, preventing misunderstanding and ensuring children can confidently approach all new learning. Everything that is learned at the start is built on consistently and logically.

Maths Makes Sense combines the use of concrete objects with exaggerated actions and a special vocabulary to teach the '10 Big Ideas' that primary school children need to understand maths. These 10 ideas reinforce the whole Maths Makes Sense learning system and are taught consistently throughout the school.

Introduced by age 7

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • Equals
  • The symbols speak to you
  • The logic of the language tells you the answer
  • Denomination

Introduced after age 7

  • Ratio
  • Infinity

To visit the Maths Makes Sense website and for further information please click here.

 

PROGRESS LADDERS

Please click below to view the Progress Ladders showing long-term progression by strand:

Arithmetic 1 Progress Ladder

Geometry Progress Ladder

Data & Measure Progress Ladder

Arithmetic 2 Progress Ladder

Reasoning Progress Ladder

 

MEDIUM TERM PLANS

Please click on the documents below to view the medium - term plans showing end-of-block objectives and cross curricular links:

MMS Foundation Stage

MMS 1

MMS 2

MMS 3

MMS 4

MMS 5

MMS 6