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Mastery Approach

The five big ideas of the Mastery approach

For every child to succeed in Maths, a deeper understanding of the subject is essential.

To achieve this we follow the Mastery approach of teaching using the Five big ideas.  Four of these big ideas are shown as quarters of the circle, the fifth is the coherence and small steps that runs through them all.




Teaching Maths for Mastery: Introduction

Part 1 of a presentation to teachers on teaching for mastery in December 2015.
Watch the video if you want to know more about the Mastery approach.

Progression in the four calculation using concrete, pictorial and abstract


Here are some of the representations that your child/children will be familiar with.  If you wish to support their learning at home, you can click on the ones you want and print.