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Maths

Effective Maths is a mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics. It is a comprehensive framework for ensuring high quality maths teaching. As such, it consists of a number of non-negotiable elements.

First and foremost is an emphasis on high quality CPD for teachers. Through the CPD, the key features that comprise Effective Maths are developed.

These are:

  • mastery
  • procedural and conceptual understanding
  • variation
  • mathematical patterns, relationships and connections

 

Slick instructional routines are essential for effective whole class teaching. Extended partner practice is a feature of lessons.

Effective Maths provides support for assessment through marking stickers and short topic assessments focusing on key areas of maths.

Lessons have a strong focus on developing conceptual understanding, promoting pupil discussion through active partner work and looking at different strategies to solve problems.

The lessons provided focus on:​

  • place value
  • addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • fractions
  • money and decimals
  • percentages
  • length, perimeter and area
  • mass
  • time
  • statistics
  • patterns and relationships
  • algebra
  • ratio
  • geometry​

A strong focus on reasoning runs through the above.