TypeOnsite Course
DateJan 18, 2018 - Jan 19, 2018
Time8.30am - 4.30pm
PlaceBuckfast Abbey Conference Centre, Northwood Lane, Buckfastleigh, TQ11 0EG
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Maths No Problem

Teaching Maths for Mastery using the Singapore Method

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Ban HarA two day, in-depth professional development course with our Singaporean practitioner, Dr Yeap Ban Har.

Ofsted, National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) and the Department for Education (DfE) have all emphasised the value of the pedagogical and discovery learning nature of the Singapore approach to teaching Maths.

With teaching methods that have been tried and tested over the last 30 years, and through the incorporation of key learning theories, such as Piaget, Dienes, Bruner, Skemp and Vygotsky, Singapore has become a “laboratory of Maths teaching”, which has seen them rise to the top of the international rankings for TIMSS (Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study) and PISA (Programme for International Students Assessment) for Mathematics.

This course is two days allowing time and space for planning and reflection on this revolutionary approach and ensuring that you have acquired the knowledge to use this method successfully.

Our Singaporean expert will discuss concrete-pictorial-abstract approach, effective use of questioning to encourage deep mathematical thinking, bar modelling and problem-solving.

Who should attend?

Recommended for anyone responsible for raising Maths teaching standards, regardless of whether your school is using the Maths – No Problem! materials. Ideal as a follow-on to our Teaching for Mastery Essentials course. Previous exposure to the principles of Singapore Maths or Maths mastery is recommended.

For teachers, Mathematics subject leaders, department heads and senior leaders (Year 1 to Year 6). Those teaching Early Years and Years 7 and 8 can benefit from this training as well.

Course impact for teachers

Heads, deputies, Maths leads and senior team members will come away with a full understanding of the principles behind Singapore Maths in order to train and support teachers back at school.

Course impact for schools

Your school will benefit from having well trained staff with the in-depth skills to support the implementation of a mastery teaching approach across the school.


Thursday 18th January 2018
Friday 19th January 2018
08:30 Registration and welcome coffee 08:45 Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 The Big Picture 09:00 Model Method – Fractions
10:45 Refreshments 10:45 Refreshments
11:00 Addition and Subtraction 11:00 Assessment
12:30 Lunch 12:30 Lunch
13:30 Multiplication and Division 13:30 Providing for Advanced Learners
14:45 Refreshments 14:45 Refreshments
15:00 Model Method – Whole Numbers 15:00 Providing for Struggling Learners
16:30 End of Day 1 16:00 End of Day 2


Training consultant – Dr Yeap Ban Har

FullSizeRender (5)Ban Har is one of the world’s leading experts on the Singapore method and teaching to mastery.

An accomplished and inspirational speaker, Ban Har spent ten years at the National Institute of Education in Singapore where  he was involved in several funded research programmes in
Mathematics education.

Ban Har was part of the teach which reviewed the Singapore Maths curriculum for the revised 2013 syllabus and he teaches courses at tertiary institutions in South East Asia and North