Our school improvement programme empowers and equips teachers to improve pupils’ enjoyment, resilience, understanding and attainment in maths.
Mathematics Mastery is a research-based school improvement programme, specifically designed for UK classrooms by Dr Helen Drury and a team of experts.
The programme includes five integrated components, which work together to build specialist expertise, develop teachers, improve maths lessons and drive change.
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While our programme content evolves, the ethos behind it remains the same. Our classroom principles are the evidence-based foundations upon which our entire teaching approach is built. The principles are interconnected and together the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Every child can enjoy and succeed in mathematics as long as they are given the appropriate learning opportunities. A growth mindset enables pupils to develop resilience and confidence.
Pupils must be given time and opportunities to fully explore mathematical concepts. The challenge comes from investigating ideas in new and complex ways – rather than accelerating through new topics.
Enabling learners to solve new problems in unfamiliar contexts is the ultimate aim of mathematics education. Identifying, applying and connecting ideas enables pupils to tackle new and more complex problems.
Successful mathematicians are known to develop mathematical ‘habits of mind’. To encourage this, we must support pupils to be systematic, generalise and seek out patterns. Questioning is a key element of this.
Mathematical language strengthens conceptual understanding by enabling pupils to explain and reason. This must be carefully introduced and reinforced through frequent discussion to ensure it is meaningfully understood.
Objects, pictures, numbers and symbols enable pupils to represent ideas and make connections in different ways. This develops understanding and problem solving skills – while making lessons engaging and fun.
We enable schools to transform their mathematics teaching and learning by providing:
Equip your whole team with knowledge, understanding and skills
Encouraging deeper conceptual understanding over time
Enabling you to plan challenging, interactive and fun lessons
Flexible tools to complement your existing practice
Regular opportunities to develop as a maths specialist
A dedicated expert supporting you through the year
Singapore and Shanghai are two of the highest international performers in mathematics education. They have a consistent, tried and tested approach to mathematics teaching which has inspired our programme. For example:
For 2019-20, the standard primary launch package costs £6,500 in the first year. We are non-profit and costs go directly towards programme delivery and development.
Complete classroom resources and planning support for an additional year group
Additional Induction Training for teachers – £250 per place
Mathematics Mastery is a long-term investment and most schools aim to run the programme all the way up to Year 6. This is entirely your choice and your commitment is on an annual basis.
“Our Mathematics Mastery success is evident from our ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report. Inspectors highlighted how pupils make ‘outstanding progress from their starting points’ in maths, and a previous trend for ‘weak mathematical skills’ had been ‘completely reversed’.”