We use the Maths Mastery Approach developed by Ark Schools to help structure our mathematical learning.
The three key features of Maths Mastery are:
- High expectations for every child
- More time on fewer topics
- Problem solving at the heart
Children always begin their mathematical enquiry with real resources (we call these manipulatives.) before moving onto picture representations of number and then numeral representation or calculation. It is expected that by planning a process where children first experiment then move to picture before number that children will be more secure with number concepts. Please click here for more information: