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.