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The Mathematics Mastery secondary programme

Our school improvement programme empowers and equips teachers to improve pupils’ enjoyment, resilience, understanding and attainment in maths.

What is the Mathematics Mastery programme?

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.

Download our information pack to find out more.

Information pack for teachers

Information pack for teachers

This pack contains a leaflet and brochure full of information about the programme.

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The Mathematics Mastery programme

We enable schools to transform their mathematics teaching and learning by providing:

  • Classroom resources and planning support for chosen year groups

  • Induction training for teachers

  • Leadership of mathematics course for a nominated maths lead

  • Ongoing specialist support

  • Membership of a national partnership

Programme costs

For 2019-20, the standard secondary launch package costs £7,500 in the first year. We are non-profit and costs go directly towards programme delivery and development.

This includes:

  • Complete classroom resources and planning support for Year 7
  • 1 x Leadership of Mathematics course (includes 4 x face to face sessions)
  • 6 x Induction Training places for teachers
  • 1 x national conference place
  • 1 x celebration event place
  • 1 x follow up in-school visit from a Mathematics Mastery specialist

£7,500

For standard launch package (Year 7)

Additional Induction Training for teachers – £250 per place 

What happens after your launch year?

Mathematics Mastery is a long-term investment and most schools aim to embed the programme over several years.

  • Each year you can roll the programme up into the next year group
  • Select from a range of programme packages with differing levels of support
  • Fresh content and training available each year

90%

of schools continue with the programme into the following year

Classroom principles

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.

Success for all

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.

Deeper understanding

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.

Problem-solving

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.

Mathematical thinking

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

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.

Multiple representations

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.

What does the Mathematics Mastery programme have in common with Shanghai and Singapore?

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:

  • Ambitious expectations for all pupils
  • Gaps in learning immediately addressed
  • All pupils access rich mathematical content
  • Avoidance of grouping and labelling children
  • Conceptual and procedural maths taught together
  • Investment in professional development for teachers

Want to know how our programme will impact your teachers and pupils?

Read our case studies

“Mathematics Mastery has transformed the teaching and learning of maths in our school. Staff have embraced the innovative programme principles and pupils have responded with enthusiasm. Student attainment has risen and our learners are well prepared for the increased rigour they will face in exams.”

Judith Woodfield, Headteacher, Bordesley Green Girls’ School

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