Five ingredients for Mathematics Mastery success in your primary school
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Expecting that some children will struggle with mathematics quickly becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. A headteacher once took me to a Reception class and pointed out a little boy who was chatting with the teacher. She proudly told me how good he was at mathematics, and confidently predicted that, in the formal assessments that would be…
To teach mathematics for mastery is to teach with the highest expectations for every learner, so that their understanding is deepened, with the aim that they will be able to solve non-standard problems in unfamiliar contexts. In my first book, Mastering Mathematics: Teaching to transform achievement, I described mastery – the ultimate aim of teaching…