Singapore Textbooks

Use of high quality textbooks to support teacher professional development

In the first two years of the Maths Hubs programme teachers in schools in every Maths Hub area took part in a trial, using adapted versions of textbooks currently used in Singapore. The schools chose between two texts: Inspire Maths, adapted by Oxford University Press; and Maths – No Problem, adapted by the publishers Maths No Problem.

All teachers engaged in the project also participated in workshop days to support them in introducing the books to pupils, in using the books in the course of lesson planning and design, and in their own professional learning.

From 2016-2017 onwards, while some of the above work will continue, there will be a second focus, whereby six schools in every Maths Hub area will receive financial support to  trial the use of textbooks that are consistent with a teaching for mastery approach. We will do this as part of projects, led by local Mastery Specialists.

For further background, read this end of year (summer 2015) report from primary schools participating in the first two terms of the textbook project.

Schools currently involved in the project:

  • William Davies Primary School, Newham
    Lead school for the project
    Contact: Jessica Hyde – Assistant Head
    For further information or to arrange a learning walk, please contact Jessica at: Jessica.hyde@williamdavies.newham.sch.uk
  • Elmhurst Primary School, Newham
  • Star Primary School, Newham