Develop a mastery curriculum with Mathletics

A mastery model is founded upon fostering deep, conceptual learning. A child with true understanding can use and apply their skills and knowledge to different scenarios.

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Mathletics Mastery Model

A mastery model is founded upon fostering deep, conceptual learning. A child with true understanding can use and apply their skills and knowledge to different scenarios.

There are three key elements to a mastery model: fluency, reasoning with mathematical language and problem solving. Mathletics supports all three of these strategies:

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  • Carefully scaffolded questions – students demonstrate that they have mastered one level before being moved on to the next, building on their understanding each time

  • Skills are assessed in a variety of contexts – students apply their numeracy skills learnt to real life situations

  • Build speed and accuracy – students compete against peers of a similar ability in one minute mental maths races across a range of topics

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  • Effective questioning – students explore relationships and are asked to explain the reason for their answer

  • Open-ended tasks – multiple possible outcomes cater for different ability levels

  • Use accurate mathematical vocabulary – an animated maths dictionary equips students with the language appropriate for mathematical reasoning

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  • Derive equations – students construct the mathematical equation representing a real-life problem

  • Enquiry-based learning – a variety of problem solving activities allow students to apply their mathematical skills within everyday situations

  • Teach problem solving strategies – student and teacher explanations are given for a range of techniques, including draw a diagram, look for patterns, act it out, trial and error, make a list, estimation, work backwards and open-ended.

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What teachers are saying

“Mathletics matches to the new curriculum. It shows all of the strategies we’re using in school.

One of the aspects of mastery is about practice – not just “random” practice but intelligent practice, so that the practice, calculations and problems the children are doing are carefully structured. Mathletics does that really well.

The children get that intelligent practice that is part of the mastery curriculum we are looking for – in a really structured way that’s easy for the teachers to set and to monitor.”

Helen Hackett: Maths Lead & Assistant Head Teacher, Parkfield Community School, Birmingham

“Mathletics is helping us build confident, positive mathematicians.

It’s really helping children see patterns in maths and grasp concepts quickly. In the curriculum tasks we set, children repeat the same concepts and practise the same skill.

As pupils work through the activities, the questions get gradually harder so it’s also allowing them to be challenged.”

Sue Larson: Head of Year 6, Christ the Saviour CoE Primary School, London

“I’ve heard from all the different year groups they are using Mathletics more and more because it’s fully aligned to the curriculum.

Children aren’t just being hit with complicated concepts straight away. It starts them off with more abstract ways in which to explain something and carefully builds up the concepts. It’s such a useful tool.”

Matthew Taylor: Year 2 Teacher, Christ the Saviour CoE Primary School, London

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