All BNK teachers are highly experienced in ICAS, ISEB, Singapore and Cambridge Maths curriculums, as well as being thoroughly trained in our own study courses. Whether on-site or online, our courses use a range of interactive resources and equipment to support children’s learning at all levels, before progressing into how diagrams and graphical representations can be used to apply concepts laterally. Students can also access online videos dedicated to specific areas of mathematics, alongside live private or group sessions with our expert tutors.
Maths 1: Year 1-2
This programme teaches our youngest students how maths relates to the world around us, using practical meaningful contexts. Children learn how to master the fundamentals of counting and place value, focusing on numbers, words and the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to build their confidence and fluency.
Problem solving, including frequent number bonds practice, is a crucial element of Maths 1, encouraging students to hone their communication and critical thinking skills. Students will also develop recognition, comparison and categorisation skills across a range of topics including fractions, shapes and money – gaining real-world experience in using different quantitative measures, such as length, mass, volume and time.
Through a tried-and-tested combination of interactive resources and equipment, students gain understanding and experience in application of numerical concepts – giving them the vital tools to use maths in everyday life.
Maths 2: Year 3-4
This programme builds upon the concepts learnt in Maths 1 – continuing to teach fundamental skills through practical, relatable contexts. With an established foundation in whole numbers, place values, the four operations and number facts, Maths 2 focuses on helping students develop efficient written and mental methods to perform accurate calculations using larger numbers, alongside mastering multiplication tables.
Children will delve deeper into the world of fractions, decimal place values and measurements – analysing different shapes, using practical devices to understand the connection between numbers and measurements, and presenting and interpreting data using graphical representations.
As they gain confidence, children will not only learn new strategies for problem solving, but also understand how to adapt previously-taught methods to work through deeper concepts – nurturing the logic skills vital for further progress in mathematics.
Maths 3: Year 5-6
In this programme, students expand their understanding of number systems and place value to include larger integers, alongside investigating the relationship between multiplication and division via fractions, decimals, percentages and ratios.
Children will learn how to tackle increasingly complex mathematical problems with effective written and mental calculation techniques, thereby achieving fluency in written methods of all four operations – including long multiplication and division. With these solid foundations in arithmetic, students can begin exploring algebra and its role in problem solving.
Students will continue to develop their knowledge of shapes and measurements – learning about angles, areas, perimeters, and conversions between different units of measurement. Graphs are also explored in greater detail, with children learning how to construct and interpret pie charts, plot coordinates on quadrants, and calculate mean values within data sets.
Maths 4: Year 7-8
This final programme aims to teach advanced mathematical ideas and concepts, challenging students with sophisticated problems that put their application, confidence and critical thinking skills to the test.
Developing fluency in mathematical reasoning, problem solving and understanding key concepts are our main areas of focus in Maths 4 – equipping students with essential transferrable skills that can be effectively applied to real-world situations.