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Core Maths

Maths No Problem

This year, we are introducing the Maths – No Problem! scheme of work.  The syllabus is based on the model developed in Singapore, which has been tested and refined over the last 30 years.

  • Founded on ideas developed by theorists such as Piaget and Bruner
  • Co-authored by a world-renowned Singapore maths expert
  • Fully aligned to the 2014 English national curriculum
  • Uses the spiral approach that builds up mathematical concepts, developing a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths, which means teachers don’t need to revisit topics
  • Provides mathematical fluency without the need for rote learning
  • The only textbook on the DfE’s list of recommended textbooks for schools on the mastery programme

Maths – No Problem! believes that every child can master maths. The Department for Education’s (DfE) expert panel judged that the Maths – No Problem! textbooks met the core criteria for a high-quality textbook to support teaching for mastery. In fact, it is currently the only textbook on the DfE’s list of recommended textbooks for schools on the mastery programme.


Challenge 1:

A fish tank has 30 Litres of water. The tank is 3/5 full. How much more water is needed to fill the tank?

Challenge 2

What is the value of the digit bold in 541503?

What happens to the value of this digit when you multiply by 10?

What happens to the value of this digit when you divide by 100?


Challenge 3

Mo and his four friends eat a meal.

They each pay for part of the meal.

Mo pays £5.20.

Each of his friends pay £3.80.

How much did the meal cost in total?

Challenge 4

There are 360 people watching a film.

There are 197 adults watching the film.

How many more adults than children are watching the film?

Challenge 5

Josh is using a calculator to find the difference between two numbers.


However, the zero button on the calculator is faulty.

Suggest two ways he can find the answer without using the zero button.

Explain you answer.

Challenge 6

Freya recieves some pocket money.

She spends;

1/5 of the money on a book.

3/4 of what she has left on a game.

Freya now has £3.80 left.

How much pocket money did she start with?

Year 4 Maths

In year 4 we have been learning how to subtract using the column method. We need to remember to rename the next column when we are taking from the next value. 

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