At Moorhill we teach maths using Mathematics Mastery.
The ‘mastery approach’ to teaching maths is the underlying principle of Mathematics Mastery. Instead of learning mathematical procedures by rote, we want pupils to build a deep conceptual understanding of concepts which will enable them to apply their learning in different situations.
The Mathematics Mastery curriculum is cumulative – each school year begins with a focus on the concepts and skills that have the most connections, which are then applied and connected throughout the school year to consolidate learning. This gives pupils the opportunity to ‘master maths’ by using previous learning throughout the school year, they are able to develop mathematical fluency and conceptual understanding.
We use three key principles to deepen pupils’ understanding:
1. Conceptual understanding
2. Language and communication
3. Mathematical thinking
In addition, we use resources from NCETM and White Rose Maths Hub within the curriculum.