Teaching for Mastery
Since the Maths Hub programme began in 2014, Teaching for Mastery (TfM) has been at the forefront of the work we do. The overriding principle is that students cover the mathematical content in such a way as to deepen their understanding, without accelerating to the next topic with only a superficial level of understanding.
The annual exchanges to and from Shanghai have allowed specialists and teaching for mastery advocates the opportunity to see mastery in action. They demonstrate how a carefully planned and structured lesson, pre-empting misconceptions and using small steps, can be incorporated into our teaching. Please visit our media page to observe some of the previous lessons that have taken place in England and watch a webinar on the principles of mastery. By joining a mastery Work Group, you will benefit from learning how to plan for variation, fluency, representation/structure, mathematical thinking and small steps. A more detailed explanation of TfM is given by the NCETM.
If you follow us on Twitter, you will be updated when Teaching for Mastery recruitment begins and when the next Shanghai showcase takes place. If you would like one of our Teaching for Mastery Leads Gill Holmes or Donna Preston to contact you or be added to our mailing list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit our Work Group pages to find out how to get involved.We have some primary and secondary resources from the recent exchange and the NCETM have produced some seconday resources.