Posted 2nd March 2023
We're excited to announce that Oxford University Press will publish a series of new maths homework books for Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 3 in collaboration with White Rose Maths.
Set to be released in September 2023, the full colour, write-in practice journals contain home learning activities designed to offer schools an easy-to-implement and meaningful homework solution. The Maths Practice Journals have been written by an expert White Rose Maths content team and are the only homework books on the market written specifically for the White Rose Maths scheme of learning.
We have worked closely with the author team to develop the stand-alone practice journals, leveraging our expertise in language research to ensure they effectively support vocabulary development via stem sentences, carefully written language tasks, vocabulary reminders and questions to prompt verbal reasoning.
Amie Hewish, Head of UK Schools STEM at Oxford University Press, said: “We are delighted to work with White Rose Maths and deliver effective maths homework books which can be relied on for robust, purposeful and meaningful practice. Our expertise in language development, together with White Rose Maths approach to mastery-based schemes of learning, ensure the Maths Practice Journals offer an effective solution for maths homework for each pupil, making it easy to successfully consolidate learning and track progress.”
Caroline Hamilton, White Rose Maths Managing Director: “Our team are immensely proud to have developed these in partnership with OUP. We know there are many schools who have asked for a homework solution that aligns perfectly to the White Rose progression and provides appropriate practice from that weeks’ learning. We hope schools and children enjoy using them as much as we enjoyed creating them.”
The announcement follows a successful social media campaign which saw Tiny the tortoise, the White Rose Maths mascot, spotted in locations across Oxford as excited followers celebrated the collaboration announcement.
Tiny popped up under the iconic Oxford landmark, the Bridge of Sighs, on Monday and followers were invited to guess #WheresTiny.
Tiny's journey continued across the city of dreaming spires visiting The Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford on Tuesday where there were far too many books to count. Tiny was spotted at the Radcliffe Camera on Wednesday before meeting a giant leatherback turtle at Oxford University Museum Of Natural History on Thursday.
There was lots of excitement as Tiny arrived at OUP HQ on Friday and members of the OUP Education team are looking forward to Tiny helping us unbox the Maths Practice Journals as soon as advance copies arrive - watch this space!
Find out more about the Maths Practice Journals and register your interest here.