### “It is like you guys can read my mind!! I just asked the question yesterday 'I wonder if LBQ are planning to incorporate any of the DfE's ready to progress materials into their question sets?' ...and then there it is! Love that.” ### Lindsay Lindsay, Croxby Primary School In June 2020, The Department for Education and the NCETM issued some [non-statutory guidance](https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/897806/Maths_guidance_KS_1_and_2.pdf) _ that detailed their ready-to-progress criteria. This criteria covers the core conceptual knowledge that pupils from year 1 to year 6 need to know before they can progress on to the next level of their learning. Our brand new [Ready to Progress Question Sets](https://www.lbq.org/search/mathematics/assessment/ready-to-progress/?keywords=Ready%20to%20progress) cover [the ready-to-progress criteria](https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/897806/Maths_guidance_KS_1_and_2.pdf) set out in this new guidance! Each set contains questions covering all the criteria identified for one strand of the primary curriculum for that year group: Number and Place Value, Number Facts, Addition and Subtraction, Multiplication and Division, Fractions and Geometry. The sets contain between 10 and 20 questions for Years 3 and 4, and 20 to 25 questions for Years 5 and 6. These pioneering Question Sets are specially crafted by our teacher authors to tie in with this new initiative. Let us take you through a set to show you how they work. # Ready to Progress{: .center } Ready to Progress sets are divided into levels with 1 level per ready-to-progress criteria. Pupils need to complete each level successfully before progressing to the next level. For example, [Ready to Progress from Year 3 Number and Place Value](https://www.lbq.org/search/mathematics?quickRef=13172) has four levels: ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/e375148b-a239-4923-a852-e5dffa3ca500/6ba553ec-d3d9-4e78-ab14-c90915d83eaeReadytoprogress8.jpg "") ### Level 1: Pupils know that 10 tens are equivalent to 1 hundred, and that 100 is 10 times the size of 10. Pupils will then apply this to identify and work out how many 10s there are in other three digit multiples of 10. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/e375148b-a239-4923-a852-e5dffa3ca500/923680a4-d7ee-45f1-9a80-51fdad7cc0c7Readytoprogress4.jpg "") ### Level 2: Pupils will recognise the place value of each digit in three-digit numbers, and compose and decompose three-digit numbers using standard and non-standard partitioning. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/e375148b-a239-4923-a852-e5dffa3ca500/b698f26c-2a07-433d-9323-98d0832a11c6Readytoprogress5.jpg "") ### Level 3: Pupils reason about the location of any three-digit number in the linear number system, including identifying the previous and next multiple of 100 and 10. ![alt text](/filestore/BlogImage/e375148b-a239-4923-a852-e5dffa3ca500/35f6365a-027c-4f18-9ad2-7b1294b5c4a2Readytoprogress6.jpg "") ### Level 4: Pupils can divide 100 into 2, 4, 5 and 10 equal parts, and read scales/number lines marked in multiples of 100 with 2, 4, 5 and 10 equal parts. This [Year 3 Number and Place Value](https://www.lbq.org/search/mathematics/assessment/ready-to-progress/ready-to-progress-from-year-3-number-and-place-value) Ready to Progress set is a strong example of the resources we are creating to tie in with the Dfe and NCETM criteria. All of the sets are designed to allow children to test their knowledge and understanding of core concepts in each strand of the curriculum. ### “We are loving all the extra question sets you are adding all the time. So useful to have such a large choice now.” ### Lindsay Lindsay, Croxby Primary School There are more Ready to Progress Question Sets that [cover different strands from Years 3, 4 and 5](https://www.lbq.org/search/mathematics/assessment/ready-to-progress/?keywords=Ready%20to%20progress), and there are also many more to come! If you want to see our pioneering maths resources in action, [book a demo of LbQ](https://www.lbq.org/Contact-Us?demo=1) today!