Using sharp assessment, and information provided by you on entry, we place your child in the group that will best challenge and support them.
Whatever their starting point, we will enable your child to make strong progress and improve their mathematical skills and understanding.
If your child has fallen behind in maths or has some gaps in their mathematical understanding, we have classes that enable them to grow their ability and confidence; grasp how and why methods work; and make mathematical connections, allowing them to use and apply their understanding to seek out, investigate and solve challenging problems.
If your child is already at, above, or well above expectations for their age we have lessons that challenge your child further, providing the support and guidance to understand more advanced concepts, methods, and strategies. These lessons provide regular opportunities to solve complex and challenging problems and explore through mathematical investigation, enabling your child to deepen their understanding and develop and communicate their mathematical thinking and reasoning.
I Get Maths is underpinned by educational research. Below is a summary of the key principles that underpin our programme:
Children need to relate mathematical concepts so they can build on their prior learning and make connections to other areas of maths and other subjects. In the short term, it takes more time to learn this way because children have to understand the concepts and the connections. However, in the long run, understanding concepts relationally makes them easier to use and apply because each new concept relates back to and connects with an overall conceptual structure for maths: a schema.
Building a more complete schema gives children a feeling of greater confidence in their ability to find new ways to solve problems because their understanding is more adaptable to new tasks. Their awareness of possibilities also enlarges so the process of learning and inquiry continues and becomes rewarding intrinsically.