Power Maths

Supporting Resources to Make Maths an Adventure!

Power Maths - Fun stuffWe are frequently asked by schools for resources to support the use of our Schemes of Learning, so we’re excited to announce that in partnership with White Rose Maths, Pearson has produced Power Maths, a whole-class mastery programme that fits alongside our Schemes. Power Maths is designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help you nurture confidence in maths.

Power Maths KS1 and KS2 are recommended by the DfE, having met the NCETM’s criteria for high-quality textbooks, and have been judged as “fully delivering a mastery approach”.

Power Maths being used by school childrenOur Scheme of Learning was designed to provide an example overview of a year’s teaching sequence, broken down into a series of ‘small steps’ to help teachers plan lessons. The schemes were never intended to be used as worksheets, and we do not recommend they are used in this way.

White Rose Maths is proud to have worked with Pearson on the series. And, we’re delighted to see that many schools are already using Power Maths to support teaching and learning in order to get the most out of using our Schemes of Learning.

 

So what does a Power Maths lesson look like? Making maths an adventure…

Power Maths - Discover

Discover

Every lesson starts with a Discover task to get children to solve a problem that aims to generate curiosity. During the Discover section children may use manipulatives to help them understand the maths and explain their method.

Share

The next stage encourages children to Share the methods they have tried to solve the problem in Discover.

Think Together

We only learn when we are thinking! In this section Power Maths takes the approach “I do, we do, you do”, as children apply the knowledge they have just learned in a series of problems that continue to encourage thinking throughout.

Practice

Children are then ready for some independent Practice.

Reflect

The final Reflect question helps the children evaluate whether they have understood the key concept and small step that they have been trying to master in the lesson.

 

 

Power Maths - School Jam

Supporting resources for parental engagement

Power Maths - Fun stuffIntroducing School Jam, Pearson’s brand-new app featuring fun maths activities that teachers can send to parents to do with their Reception and Key Stage 1 children. The easy-to-use weekly activities are designed to help boost parental engagement with learning.

Power Maths get the appPearson have tested School Jam with hundreds of parents, teachers and pupils to ensure it’s super easy to administer and most importantly – fun. No other resource is directly linked to the child’s maths scheme and sent directly to the parent’s phone or tablet.

For schools interested in buying School Jam – Click here

Find out more about the Power Maths adventure here!

For Schools interested in buying Power Maths click here

For Parents interested in buying Power Maths click here

To see how Power Maths is having and impact in schools, take a look at this testimonials page.

PLUS, read our two part blog by Primary Maths Lead, Mostaque Kamaly – See the Magic Happen… with Power Maths!