Start-Up Guide

Our start-up guide shows how to prepare lessons and use the Maths – No Problem! programme for the first time.

1. TAKE A LOOK AT THE BOOKS

Each pupil should have a textbook and workbook. The books are divided into parts A and B to cover the first and second halves of the school year. The front of the textbooks and workbooks have an explanation of the terms used in the series.

TEXTBOOK PAGES
Maths No Problem Textbooks
WORKBOOK PAGES
Maths No Problem Workbooks

2. TAKE THE MNP FUNDAMENTALS COURSE

This online course introduces the core ideas, strategies, and theorists behind the maths mastery approach. Each module video tackles a different topic, and is followed by multiple choice questions. This is an excellent first step for those new to the programme, or as a refresher exercise for experienced practitioners. You can find it at the top of the Teacher Guides page.

MNP Fundamentals Course Illustration
 

3. EXPLORE THE TEACHER GUIDE

The Teacher Guide section of this site is where you will find the lesson plans for the Primary Maths Series. We recommend that you review a lesson in the teacher guide alongside the corresponding textbook and workbook to see how they work together.
Maths No Problem Teacher Guide

4. LEARN HOW TO STRUCTURE A LESSON

Once you have familiarised yourself with the printed materials and online lesson plans, watch this film on structuring a lesson. It’s a good idea to have the books in front of you for reference while watching the video.
 
 

WATCH THE FILM

 

5. BROWSE THE VIDEO LIBRARY

We’ve prepared footage of the series being used in UK schools to illustrate the pace and exploratory nature of a Singapore maths lesson. These are a ‘must-see’ for any schools using the books for the first time. Watch In The Classroom

It’s vital that you have training on the learning theories and practices before using the series and a good place to start is the videos of our Maths Hub Textbook Course led by series consultant Dr Yeap Ban Har.

6. PREPARE YOUR CLASSROOM RESOURCES

The Teacher Guide sets out which apparatus you will need for each lesson. We recommend you prepare these at the start of the school year. You will also need an exercise book for each pupil which will become their maths journal.