Mathematics Mastery at Longlands
Since 2017 the school has been using 'Mathematics Mastery' to support the teaching of maths in EYFS, Key Stage 1 and now moving into Year 3.
The principles that are central to Mathematics Mastery mean that maths lessons may look very different to what parents may normally expect.
The curricular principles of Mathematics Mastery are:
- Fewer topics in greater depth
- Mastery for all pupils
- Number sense and place value come first
- Problem solving is central
What this means in practical terms is that pupils are not going to be accelerating through curriculum content, as they may have done previously, but going deeper into it through depth questions and tasks. In this way, we believe this approach is key to helping children become more fluent , well-rounded and confident mathematicians. We believe it is important for our children are challenged to demonstrate and reason their mathematical understanding in a number of different ways before moving onto the next concept. For more information, please see the powerpoint below which was presented to parents at the programme's launch:
Mathematics Mastery Vocabulary List Reception - Year 6
White Rose Maths
Parent information from Mr King's Maths workshops
At Longlands we use Times Tables Rock Stars to support the children's multiplication and division, alongside weekly tests in class. It helps the children recall multiplication and division facts quickly, in a fun and interactive way. They are able to challenge teachers and children from their class as well as improve their 'Rock Status' through different games.