This “inclusive way of teaching” maths originated in Shanghai and Singapore. It focuses on using physical objects and pictures to explore traditional maths symbols.
Tes Global, a digital education company, has released examples of exercises set for pupils, from the free full curriculum they launched for Years 1-6 of primary school, aligned to the national curriculum.
Here are five of the questions - can you answer them?
A small-scale study of 1,100 teachers, run by Tes, found 60% stated the new maths technique had raised engagement in the subject.
Tes has launched a collection of maths education resources to help more schools looking to use this Asian-style approach.
Laura Beeson, assistant head teacher at Primrose Hill Primary School in London, is using the new maths approach with her pupils.
She said: “As a school we have started by focusing on three of the main aspects of mastery teaching: taking slow steps and dedicating more time to concepts before moving on, the use of models and images to support understanding and the importance of variation - seeing the same concept in many different ways.
“The Tes primary maths mastery space is a central place to look for this - giving teachers a starting point.”
Puzzle 1 – KS1 – Answer: 54kg
Puzzle 2 – KS1 – Answer: 24
Puzzle 3 – KS1 – Answer: 19
Puzzle 4 – KS2 – Answer: 13/30
Puzzle 5 – KS2 – Answer: 3 more lime sweets.