Teaching for Mastery in Mathematics at Lower KS2

Suitable for: Teachers

Course code Keystages Presented by
MAT104 KS2
  • Peter Toogood (Teaching and Learning Consultant-Primary)

- To clarify the meaning of teaching for mastery in mathematics.
- To identify the features of deep understanding in a learner and the teaching strategies required to support this including lesson design, teaching, use of resources and support for pupils.
- To provide practical ideas to support with the development of depth, breadth and reasoning in the lower KS2 classroom.

The National Curriculum for mathematics is underpinned by the principles of high standards, deep knowledge, conceptual understanding, fluency and the ability to reason and solve problems. The intention of these approaches is to provide all children with full access to the curriculum, enabling them to achieve confidence and competence, or ‘mastery’, in mathematics.

This full day course will discuss key features of the mastery approach including coherence, structure and representation, variation, fluency and mathematical thinking.

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