About Primary Advantage Maths

The Primary Advantage Maths programme is designed to support schools leaders in building upon good practice in their schools to ensure maths teaching and learning is of the highest quality and all children make good progress. 

The PA package was developed by a group of practising teachers from the PA federation and is rooted in current research based practice in mathematics teaching and learning. It aims to develop children's conceptual understanding and skills proficiency and is underpinned by a strong commitment to problem solving, reasoning and fluency. 

By engaging with the PA Maths programme, teachers are demonstrating a commitment to sharing the values that underpin it, namely the belief that primary mathematics is a crucial phase in laying the foundations for lifelong numeracy skills. This drives the focus on conceptual understanding, skills proficiency, problem solving, reasoning and fluency which comprises the PA Maths Programme. 

Through sharing our experiences with the wider primary community through the PA Maths Programme, we hope to make a positive contribution towards maths teaching and learning.

Please click here for a PDF copy of our 2018-19 PA Maths Brochure

For any enquiries or to express your interest in joining the PA Maths programme please contact us on teachingschools@primaryadvantage.hackney.sch.uk 

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CPD Model 

 

For any enquiries or to express your interest in joining the PA Maths programme please contact us on teachingschools@primaryadvantage.hackney.sch.uk

 

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Primary Advantage Maths Planning Document

This comprehensive document paces out maths objectives, in line with National Curriculum (DfE, 2013), links it to models and images to support teachers' subject knowledge and planning.

Each new school joining PA Maths for 2018 -19 will be able to purchase hard copies of the PA Maths Planning Document for £20 per copy (plus delivery). All member schools can access a digital version of the Planning Document on the portal.

Click on the image below for a preview of the Planning Document.

 

For any enquiries or to express your interest in joining the PA Maths programme please contact us on teachingschools@primaryadvantage.hackney.sch.uk

 

 

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Primary Advantage Maths in your School

Schools new to the PA Maths programme in 2018-19 will need to subscribe and become a PA Maths Member and take part in Core Training

The Core Training is also available to schools that already use the PA Maths programme but have new Maths Leads or practitioners who would like to find out more about the programme's rationale.

All schools that have undergone Core Training then have access to book teachers onto on range of PA Maths CPD. 

Primary Advantage Maths has been used by over 70 primary schools, in Hackney, across London and beyond.

For any enquiries or to express your interest in joining the PA Maths programme please contact us on teachingschools@primaryadvantage.hackney.sch.uk

 

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Videos 

Springfield

 
Multiplicative Reasoning - Lower KS2

 
Pupils' first attemp at using the bar model for multiplication problems 

Pupils continue using the bar model for multiplication problems

Extending the use of the bar model
 
Division - Key Stage 2

Moving to a written algorithm for division

Representing division with place value counters

Using place value counters and recording division

Division with remainders​

Division with exchange​

 

St John and St James

Division with fractions

Pupils use the bar model to divide by a unit fraction

Extending the division by non-fraction units

Problems involving division by a fraction

Reasoning about division with fractions

 

For any enquiries or to express you interest in joining PA Maths please contact us on development@primaryadvantage.hackney.sch.uk

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