Big Maths

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Big Maths
by Mrs Doran - Friday, 16 September 2016, 2:48 PM

Big Maths is a teaching method that makes progress in maths easy and fun for children and for teachers. Big Maths has been met with huge success across the UK and internationally. Thousands and thousands of children now learn through Big Maths everyday and take part in a 'Big Maths, Beat That!' challenge every week.

The children will be following a framework that guarantees numeracy progress and this framework is known as CLIC (Counting, Learn Its, It's Nothing New and Calculation) and is it follows accurate steps of progression (known as progress drives). CLIC is a sequential programme of basic skills which provides a daily drive to improve children’s numeracy.


  • Counting - in different ways and steps
  • Learn Its - rapid recall of number facts
  • It’s Nothing New - apply those facts in new situations
  • Calculations - learning reliable and efficient methods for the four operations

The programme involves teaching the four different elements of CLIC every day, from Monday to Thursday and then Friday’s session is used for assessment.  The assessments include a Big Maths Beat That Challenge.  This is a total recall test where the children are given a set time to answer ‘Learn Its’ questions.  There is also a CLIC test which involves 10 questions relating to concepts taught at children’s individual level.  The children are encouraged to beat their previous score. Once they have scored full marks, three weeks in a row, they move onto the next level.  The results of these assessments will be reported home each week using your child's homework book.