Greater Depth Maths is a fully-resourced structured approach which systematically and progressively develops pupils’ greater depth maths skills and knowledge though high-quality mathematical investigations which spark curiosity.

Created by a team of Herts for Learning Primary Maths advisers and published by Harper Collins, Greater Depth Maths is easy to use with a pupil resource pack and teacher guide each for each phase: KS1, lower KS2 and upper KS2.

This is a flexible resource that can be used alongside a school’s existing scheme of work to support pupils who are ready to extend their mathematical thinking. It provides a structured approach for systematically developing children’s greater depth maths skills and knowledge.

Teacher’s guide:

  • exemplifies what greater depth maths looks like and how to assess for it;
  • provides ready-to-teach sequences and PowerPoints for developing greater depth mathematicians, with support for modelling and questions to help teachers deliver the sessions.
  • includes unique Stumble Support which supports teachers to scaffold the learning so that ALL pupils can access the learning.

Pupil resources pack:

  • extensive opportunities for pupils to explore different maths concepts and develop their range of problem solving strategies;
  • photocopiable pages with visual representations for every investigation;
  • prompts and word banks to help pupils discuss and develop their ideas.

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All Greater Depth in Maths resources are now available to purchase directly from Harper Collins.  

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Read our Greater Depth maths blogs

“I need some greater depth maths ideas”
How to build curiosity and confidence for ALL children, with reflection questions around primary maths greater depth provision.
Charlie Harber, resource author.

Greater Depth Maths: building curiosity and confidence
How two primary schools have engaged all children in greater depth thinking to discover and enjoy the beautiful world of mathematics.
Charlie Harber and Laura Dell, Greater Depth Maths resource authors.

Subject Mathematics | Calculation | Reasoning | Working Mathematically
Key stage KS1 | KS2
Category Age-related expectations | Judgements | Pupil progress