There are four key elements that work in Mastery should consider:
Fundamental to a mastery approach is the belief by students, and their teachers, that with hard work all are capable of being successful at maths. In that sense, a can-do mastery approach should frame all maths education beliefs and practice; we will address this aspect of mastery through our work on motivation and engagement.
A mastery curriculum is one that pays careful attention to
Mastery teaching involves pedagogic approaches that aim to enhance both understanding and fluency. This requires both:
When achieving mastery, students work towards knowing ‘why’ things (will) work when they are doing maths rather than working on simply memorising procedures. This requires teaching mathematics for mastery.
We will work towards a well-designed and resourced mastery curriculum alongside professional development that enables the achievement of mastery.
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