At Shorne Church Of England Primary School we follow the Mathematics Mastery approach to the teaching of mathematics.
This approach has mathematical problem solving at its heart and has three key principles, we teach children to:
- use spoken and written language with confidence and clarity to explain and justify mathematical reasoning
- have a deep conceptual understanding of mathematical concepts
- develop mathematical thinking, including generalising, classifying and comparing, and modifying
This is achieved through covering fewer topics in greater depth. Pupils master concepts rather than learning procedures by rote. They do this using concrete objects and pictures before moving to abstract symbols (numbers and signs). We teach 6 part lessons which allow for cumulative, scaffolded learning where assessment is crucially feeding in to subsequent segments.Every lesson involves children explaining mathematics. Detailed programmes of study by year group can be accessed below.