Big Maths

BIG Maths is a teaching approach that makes progress in maths easy and fun. BIG Maths has been extremely successful both nationally and internationally with thousands of children learning through daily BIG Maths ‘CLIC’ sessions and the weekly ‘Beat That!’ challenges.

CLIC stands for ‘Counting’, ‘Learn Its’, ‘It’s Nothing New’ and ‘Calculation’. Maths lessons contain each of these elements.

Big Maths 'Beat That!' is a weekly timed test of your child’s Learn Its. The aim is to improve their individual score each time!

Here is an example of a test:


How can you help?

Big Maths is a very useful tool to help children become numerate… but we still need your support at home.

  • Help your child practise their Learn Its at home – a few minutes a day is all you need.
  • Insist that numbers are written the correct way round.
  • Congratulate your child if their Big Maths score goes up!
  • Make maths a positive experience (Don’t tell your child you were no good at maths when you were at school – they will think they should be the same!)

If you have any questions or concerns please see your child’s class teacher in the first instance.