Mastery of maths in action in Singapore

At Coldfall Primary School, we recently adopted the Inspire Maths programme and teachers are working hard to bring the ‘Singapore’ or ‘mastery’ approach into their lessons. But what does teaching for mastery look like in the Singapore classroom? How do teachers use textbooks and how do they ensure that children are appropriately challenged and supported? […]

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Exit Cards

Sometimes we are unsure how well a topic has been received or understood by the class.  We don’t want to wait until they can’t do their homework, which you don’t find out about until they come into your next lesson, to do something about this. Collecting a quick snapshot from every student about their level […]

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The evidence for mastery in maths is clear. Now we need to talk about how to embed it into UK schools.

I was thrilled to see the results of a new University of Oxford impact study today , highlighting and confirming my belief that OUP’s mastery in maths programme Inspire Maths  can make a very real positive impact on children’s maths abilities. I have seen first-hand the difference that mastery can make when visiting schools in Singapore . My Pals Are Here! – which Inspire Maths is based […]

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Mastery with MyMaths KS3

Can you teach a mastery curriculum with your existing resources? Here’s how one school have done just that…. We recently spoke to Mark Osmond, Head of Maths at Kings’ School Winchester, about how his department are using MyMaths for KS3 to help them employ a mastery approach to teaching mathematics. Thanks to Mark and the […]

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