How does Abacus work?
"Abacus is a toolkit developed by local experts and current practitioners for UK teachers. It contains high quality resources and tools for teachers and children, which develop in-depth understanding and playful enjoyment - both key to helping children reason mathematically. These materials are proven to enable all children to develop mastery and to succeed in maths." - Professor Ruth Merttens, Abacus Series Editor
Three key principles underpinning Abacus
- Understanding - that children need a robust understanding and secure foundation in maths to develop:
- conceptual understanding
- numerical fluency
- problem-solving skills and
- mathematical confidence.
- Progression - to ensure every child can move on, Abacus is built on a series of detailed progression ladders. These form the backbone to Abacus.
- Control - We never forget that teachers are the experts when it comes to knowing their class. So we've built Abacus to give you flexibility - offering structure when you want it, and freedom when you choose it.