“Thank you very much. This is so much better than when I was at school!”

Maths is one of those subjects that can cause people, of any age, to panic. We recently welcomed parents into school to learn a little bit more about how we do maths at Southfield. Sharing with parents and carers the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach we have adopted in our maths lessons.

We believe the Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract approach is important because:

  • It gives children a deep understanding of maths
  • Concrete resources give time for pupils to investigate a concept first – and then make connections when formal methods are introduced
  • The pictorial stage allows pupils to demonstrate and sustain their understanding of mathematical concepts and processes
  • The abstract stage should run alongside the concrete – pictorial stage (enables pupils to read mathematical statements and show their understanding using concrete resources or pictorial representations)

Here is what some of those who attended the information evening  had to say:

  • Thank you so much – amazingly helpful.
  • Very useful thank you.
  • Really informative and useful to know how maths is taught. I’ll now use more concrete methods at home when trying to explain ‘stuff’. Thanks for your time and I look forward to the next information evenings.
  • Very useful information. Insightful presentation. This will be helpful in allowing me to help my child. Thank you.
  • Thank you! Has given me a clear understanding of how to help my children learn.
  • The session was very insightful and provided a clear overview of the school’s approach. This helps me understand what my daughter has been talking about and showing. Will definitely help us as a family.
  • Very useful thank you.
  • Very good – helpful for the reasons behind what they are sometimes able to do.
  • Gave me insight into how we can assist / carry on learning at home or when out.
  • Excellent evening – gave me a good understanding of how the school teach maths. Very informative. Great that it will be on the website so we can refer back to it.

For those who were unable to attend, we hope you find the information in the link below useful.



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