Mathematics Mastery is an engaging and accessible style of mathematics teaching, inspired by Singapore and Shanghai. Our approach is designed to enhance understanding and enjoyment, as well as raise attainment for every child.
Our programme pulls together many established ideas and methods into one rigorous teaching approach.
Children are encouraged to physically represent mathematical concepts. Objects and pictures are used to demonstrate and visualise abstract ideas, alongside numbers and symbols.
Mathematical concepts are explored in a variety of representations and problem-solving contexts to give pupils a richer and deeper learning experience.
A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a person can represent it in multiple ways, has the mathematical language to communicate related ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.
Mastery is a journey and long-term goal, achieved through exploration, clarification, practice and application over time.
Our approach is creating a crucial educational sea-change, whereby mathematics is no longer thought of as ‘too hard’, ‘boring’ or ‘only for geeks’.
We emphasise teaching mathematics in a fun and engaging way, to demonstrate the rich and fascinating subject it is. Our partner schools consistently tell us the programme has increased their students’ enjoyment, confidence and understanding of mathematics.
Pupils are more likely to achieve in mathematics if they have confident, supportive teachers.
Our approach is designed to develop and support teachers in every aspect of their mathematics teaching, and they regularly tell us the programme has transformed their teaching experience, and therefore their pupils’ learning experience.
The Mathematics Mastery approach is based on national and international evidence, and tried and tested classroom practice.
What makes our approach unique is the way we bring all these elements together into one rigorous structure.
Children are engaged, challenged and inspired by their mathematics education.
Our approach is not only about closing the gap between the highest and lowest achievers. It’s about raising attainment for everyone.
This means more children achieving the highest grades. More children loving and deeply understanding maths.
More young people – particularly girls – feeling ready and inspired to continue studying mathematics (and maths-related subjects) beyond GCSE.