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What Is Singapore Maths?


Singapore has become a “laboratory of maths teaching” by incorporating established international research into a highly effective teaching approach. With its emphasis on teaching pupils to solve problems, Singapore maths teaching is the envy of the world.


At a glance

  • Singapore consistently top the international benchmarking studies for maths teaching
  • A highly effective approach to teaching maths based on research and evidence
  • Builds students’ mathematical fluency without the need for rote learning
  • Introduces new concepts using Bruner’s Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach
  • Pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to reciting formulas they don’t understand
  • Teaches mental strategies to solve problems such as drawing a bar model


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Bar Modelling


Bar modelling is an essential maths mastery strategy. A Singapore-style of maths model, bar modelling allows pupils to draw and visualize mathematical concepts to solve problems.


At a glance

  • A versatile maths model strategy that can be used across a wide range of concepts and topics
  • Gives pupils a powerful and adaptable strategy for solving increasingly difficult problems
  • Allows pupils to understand on a conceptual level what occurs when using complex formulas (for example, algebra)
  • Draws on the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach
  • Used extensively in Singapore-style maths mastery textbooks and workbooks
  • Based on three pedagogical theorists — Bruner, Dienes, and Bishop


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Maths Hub North West 3


As the Maths Hub National programme continues to grow Maths Hubs and NCETM are working hard to further develop how schools can engage with Maths Hubs, there is a greater clarification of each Maths Hub area and how it fits within the wider national picture.

Maths Hub NW3 works to provide the best possible support for schools in St Helens, Sefton, Liverpool, Knowsley and Wigan Local Authority Districts.


The work of Maths Hubs falls into three broad categories:


  • National Collaborative Projects, where all hubs work in a common way to address a programme priority area
  • Local projects, where hubs work independently on locally tailored projects to address the programme priorities
  • Innovation projects, where schools will trial innovative approaches before wider dissemination.