Automatic recall of number bonds is as essential to maths fluency as automatic ability to decode letters is to fluent reading. Fast Maths is focused exclusively on teaching number bonds for addition and multiplication.
"I used to really struggle with maths and thought it was boring, but now I just love trying to beat the clock" - Chloe James, Year 6
No lesson planning - Fast Maths is suitable for pupils of all abilities. It will help SEN pupils pass the multiplication test that will be introduced in 2019. Fast Maths is suitable for any pupil aged 7 or older.
How it compares with software - Fast Maths has a huge advantage in terms of retention and pupil engagement and encourages the pupil to take part in the subject.
Objectives - Fast Maths teaches automatic recall of number bonds for addition and multiplication. Research has shown that automatic recall of number bonds frees working memory for higher-order tasks.
Proof of progress over time - Timed readings and Progress Tests are recorded in the workbook. Ofsted will be impressed, and so will your pupils!
Course content - Each pupil gets a Fast Maths workbook and two sets of flashcards: one for addition, and another for multiplication. The teacher uses a manual which explains how it all works.
"I have seen and used the successful Sound Foundations programme and am keen to match that progress in Maths with other students." - Teachers at Culford School, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
"It's well structured and automatic recall of number bonds is the key. I also think that Year 3 or 4 mathematicians would benefit from the programme as a starter activity." - Teachers at Culford School, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk
"We've been using Fast Maths at home for 6 weeks, and Jason has already finished addition. He used to hate Maths, but now it's his favourite subject. His teacher can't believe she's teaching the same boy." - Harriet Warner, Bristol