"Absolutely wonderful! Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant. I shall be spreading the word about Maths Makes Sense. Very inspiring." Educational consultant
Maths Makes Sense identifies the key concepts children need to learn to achieve success in maths. At primary school these are addition, subtraction, equals, multiplication, division, denomination, ratio, 'the symbols speak to you' and the 'logic of the language tells you the answer'. Children as young as four are taught these 'Big Ideas' using a rigorous learning system and they are then able to apply maths successfully. They have that understanding for life.
Richard Dunne has developed a powerful new learning system which enables children to understand the conceptual, symbolic nature of maths from the beginning - from reception/foundation age. It does this through rigorous use of concrete objects, exaggerated actions and special vocabulary. Implementing this new approach is simple - it is fully supported by in-school training and road-tested resources.
Combined with a flexible and dynamic teaching cycle, every child will achieve maths success for life!
"Maths Makes Sense has made an explicit difference to the development of our children. The support and training package we received was excellent and the implementation of the program was absolutely painless. Richard's personal contribution to the training was crucial to engendering staff enthusiasm for an innovative product." - Sarah Oliver, Deputy Headteacher, Cuckoo Hall Primary School, London
"Maths Makes Sense is an inspirational way of teaching maths. Inspirational for so many reasons: the strong methodology which ensures every child learns and understands maths; the high level of training and practical support for teachers from the materials; the way even very complex maths is made simple and effortless to children - it has been one of the
best decisions I ever made." - Greg Wallace Headteacher, Woodberry Down Community Primary School, London
"I first taught Maths Makes Sense to a year 5 class. We focused on the mathematical language and the use of actions and carefully thought out objects and use of tables to introduce the learning system. It had an immediate impact on the children's approach to mathematics. Suddenly, children who had not previously engaged with maths were fully involved. They were laughing and enjoying their learning and could comprehend by concretizing the abstract concepts they previously did not understand. The end of the first session (which lasted for well over an hour and a half) was greeted with vocal disappointment and questions such as: "When can we do it again?" - Ben Davis, Deputy
Headteacher, St Martins Primary school, Wolverhampton
"A year 3 pupil came to me the other day and showed me her work. I asked if she could do the following: 3 divided by 1/4. She answered 12 in seconds - she is a special needs pupil!!" - Primary Headteacher, Wales
"Maths Makes Sense is much more than a set of good ideas. It goes far beyond the teaching of tips and tricks for passing tests. It is a powerful but simple learning system that enables children to grasp with complete clarity the underlying sense of mathematics. The gasps of realisation and the sounds of pennies dropping around the classroom, make Maths Makes Sense a very rewarding way of teaching." - Ian Laite, Maths Coordinator
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