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Teaching for Mastery

What is "teaching for mastery"?
  • The word “mastery” in relation to mathematics means that students achieve two related things:
  • Competence – the ability to carry out mathematical tasks fluently and accurately.
  • Confidence – the ability to work on an unfamiliar problem and use mathematics to solve it
Why teach for mastery?
  • To help students prepare for exam success. Research has shown that maths teaching in countries in East and South-east Asia, where students achieve highly in international assessment tests, have identified a number of features which contribute to mastery.
How do Collins Maths KS3 and GCSE resources support the achievement of mastery?
  • Set high expectations for all.
  • Build student knowledge to ensure continuity and progression with carefully designed curriculum and well planned lessons.
  • Develop fluency and confidence with plenty of practice and consolidation.
  • Identify where students have not grasped a concept or procedure and remedy with quick and early intervention workbooks.