Primary Maths Series — New Edition

We’ve made the best even better. Easy to navigate and use, the new edition of our Primary Maths Series helps you teach more efficiently.

The Maths — No Problem! New Edition has everything you need to successfully teach mathematics using the mastery approach. The Primary Series is recommended by the DfE for schools on the Teaching for Mastery Programme. It’s a complete maths programme for your school — from Reception through Year 6 — developed by some of the top authors and advisers in the field and backed by decades of research.

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New Edition updates include:

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Foundations series

A complete Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) programme, including workbook-journals, online teacher guides and picture books for Reception

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Mathematical language

An enhanced focus on mathematical language, including a ‘maths language’ feature within the Teacher Guide for every maths lesson.

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Worksheet structure

A new worksheet structure, carefully varied to ensure timely progression, support day-to-day assessment and guide pupils to a deeper understanding of key concepts.

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Real-world contexts

A focus on real-world contexts to help pupils see the importance of mathematics in their everyday lives, and inclusivity so all pupils can relate to the content.

“The whole approach is pedagogically sound which makes it completely compelling. I’ve not seen anything like this in education, ever.”

– Mark Cotton, headteacher at Our Lady of Pity Primary School, Wirral, England

What is maths mastery?

Maths mastery is a method of teaching that uses the international research of psychologists and mathematicians, including Jean Piaget, Zoltan Dienes, Jerome Bruner, Richard Skemp and Lev Vygotsky, to create an environment in which pupils from all attainment levels can thrive. The whole class works through the programme at the same pace with ample time to master each topic before moving on. Ideas are revisited at higher levels as the curriculum builds.

The elements of a Maths — No Problem! lesson:

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Inclusive activities

Tasks and activities are designed to be accessible for all pupils while still containing challenging components for advanced learners.

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Problem solving

Maths lessons and activities, based on Richard Skemp’s work, teach problem-solving approaches to encourage higher-level thinking.

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The CPA approach

Pupils learn new concepts initially using concrete items such as counters, then progress to pictorial representations before finally using abstract symbols, such as the equals sign.

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Questions and examples are carefully varied by expert authors to encourage pupils to see there is more than one way to solve a problem and avoid mechanical repetition.

“We believe that the mathematical opportunities for life that Maths — No Problem! has brought to our children are priceless.”

– Rosie Ross, Assistant Headteacher at St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School, Wirral, England.

The New Edition at a glance

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New Edition Foundations
A completely new and comprehensive Early Years programme for Reception.

New Edition pupil textbooks (Years 1 – 6)
Written to the latest ready-to-progress criteria with an enhanced focus on mathematical language.

New Edition pupil workbooks (Years 1 – 6)
A new worksheet design with three carefully structured sections, as well as perforated pages to make homework easy to transport to and from school. Also includes end-of-chapter reviews, as well as mid-year and year-end revision sections.

New Edition online teacher guides
Contains the content for all textbooks and workbooks, highlighting pedagogical points to help with lesson planning.

Additional resources

The New Edition also includes other key programme resources, such as:

A new resource section with supplementary guides and PDFs to help you get started using the New Edition Teacher Guides

Content priority
Guides you through lesson prioritisation for every year group: how learners can catch up and where to focus your teaching time so you can best support your learners.

A comprehensive video library of online courses and lesson observations to help schools and teachers with continued professional development, featuring world-class maths teaching experts such as Dr. Yeap Ban Har.

Mathsteasers (Years 4 – 8)
Keeps advanced learners engaged with questions that encourage deep mathematical thinking rather than simply getting through the material.

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