Committed to making maths fun and relevant
Mathematics Mastery is an innovative maths curriculum and training programme that helps teachers deliver outstanding maths lessons. The programme is based on the best of existing practice from schools in the UK and all over the world, which have been brought together to create this new approach. With this, Mathematics Mastery believes that every student can reach their true potential, and enjoy and succeed in maths.
The programme was launched in 2012, and there are now almost 200 partner schools using the approach across the UK.
Headteachers have found that the Mathematics Mastery programme has enabled the lowest-performing children to comfortably reach the expected standard for their age group, and in some schools pupils have achieved more than double expected progress.
We asked some of the teachers who have been using Mathematics Mastery to tell us about their experiences of the programme.
Lyndsey Gale, a maths teacher at New King’s Primary School:
“My pupils show a genuine understanding of maths now”
“Maths Mastery arrived at a time when our maths needed developing. Scores in key stage 1 were low and something needed to be put in place to improve children’s understanding.”
“At first I questioned how it would benefit all the children in the class. Would it improve the more able for example? But I soon realised that it does, it just encourages you – as the teacher – to think more creatively.”
“The change in results has been amazing, but it’s the children’s confidence that has really improved. You can tell by the way they explain number patterns that they understand what they are seeing. I’ve noticed with Maths Mastery that the key is not knowing the answer, but knowing how you got to the answer. It shows a genuine understanding.”
Farhana Nazu, a maths teacher at Grazebrook Primary School:
“I don’t think there is one child in my class that does not enjoy maths”
“They pick up new concepts so quickly now. When we introduced time, they just got it – because of such a strong understanding of numbers. It’s amazing to see them apply this to so many different things."