Evaluation of the textbook project, Year 1 (MathsHub)
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National Centre for the Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics

The overall aim of the textbook project is to trial the use of Singapore style textbooks to support the development of a mastery approach to teaching primary mathematics.  

The project commenced in Year One classes in January 2015. Teachers in two or more schools from each of the Maths Hub areas were involved in trialling the use of adapted versions of textbooks currently used in Singapore. They each chose between two textbook series: Inspire Maths (adapted by Oxford University Press); and Maths No Problem (adapted by the publishers Maths No Problem).

This report is based on the individual reports submitted by the participating schools in the summer term of the project (end of year).

It reveals significant indications that the textbook project has had a positive impact on the teaching of mathematics in Year One classes, with 93% of teachers stating the approach had a positive effect on their teaching.



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National Centre for the Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics

Published by:
Maths Hubs

Date of publication:
September 2015

Country of origin:
UK / Singapore

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This report contains useful insights for education professionals with responsibility for the maths curriculum/teaching, and who may be considering using Inspire Maths or Maths No Problem.


Record ID:
R217 / 116
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