Mental arithmetic and mathematical fact knowledge are key components in the process of achieving mastery in mathematics. MathShed makes the acquisition of these key skills fun and engaging for pupils and easy to plan for teachers.
Designed by a team of teachers, the MathShed scheme aligns with the English National Curriculum and, as the scheme is fully editable, it can be used as a standalone resource or alongside a number of existing mathematics schemes that schools may be using, including White Rose Maths, Mathematics Mastery and Maths No Problem, ensuring 100% curriculum coverage.
The game aspect of MathShed ensures children are engaged and eager to practise their key maths skills regularly. The low-stakes games, quizzes and reward systems ensure that children find learning maths fun. The games can be played in class or assigned for home learning, making them perfect for in-school learning, homework or a hybrid model which many schools now use.
As well as times tables and number bonds, there are various components across the platform with teaching resources and activities for all areas of the curriculum, from Measurement, Shape and Fractions, Decimals and Percentages to Roman Numerals! The teaching slides, question sets and our digital lessons fully cover the National Curriculum across the primary range, and we have a full set of Early Number Sense question sets to complement these.
Our mastery teaching slides are fully aligned with White Rose and other mastery curricula and take a whole-class approach, some of the key features offered include:
Develop mathematical fluency using our abstract arithmetic games, including practice for times tables number bonds, powers of ten and addition and subtraction, as well as our Quick Maths daily arithmetic warm-up scheme.
Use our system to set pupils relevant maths challenges with completion deadlines and other settings, including our abstract fluency games and our self-marking 100% curriculum coverage MathShed quizzes (question sets), as well as our growing bank of digital lessons.
MathShed subscribers are provided a competency graph for fluency skills, such as number bonds and times tables, via the EdShed Teacher Hub, as well as results for each pupil’s attempts at completing our self-marking 100% curriculum coverage MathShed quizzes, including our End of Block and End of Term assessment quizzes, and the ability to review progress through our digital lessons.