The Power Maths scheme is written so that careful sequencing of content, instruction and rehearsal shows pupils new and consistent patterns of useful information. These then form the basis of further concepts, rules and principles that pupils store in their long-term memory. In addition, children complete daily maths practice exercises which help them to master number as well as completed targeted spaced learning questions. During the early years of Power Maths, there is a deliberate focus on foundational knowledge, particularly proficiency in number as this gives pupils the ability to progress through the curriculum at increasing rates later on. Therefore, the curriculum is designed to focus on depth over breadth, covering fewer topics but in more detail.
Power Maths Structure
Power Up (Prior Learning)
Children have a task from previous lesson to ensure this is consolidated throughout the delivery of the curriculum.
Discover and Share (Acquire new knowledge)
Teacher to share the learning that is new for the lesson.
Think Together (I do, we do, you do)
Teacher to model the first example moving on from the lesson objective. 'We do' is the element where we do this together and solve the problem together. 'You do' is where the children do it independently.
Children work through the tasks set by the teacher on their own (support is given as and when needed). Tasks are based on the new learning from that day.
Reflect and Challenge
Children are given a reflect which is a reasoning based task to explain and reason based on the lesson and a further challenge to extend their knowledge or consolidate previous knowledge.