“Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems. It is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.” (NC 2014)
At Thames View Junior School, we believe that all children can and will achieve in mathematics. We believe it is our responsibility, as teachers and leaders, to provide an environment and experiences that enable children to:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics;
- develop a deep understanding of the fundamentals of mathematics;
- develop the ability to reason and solve problems.
Key Elements of Teaching for Mastery
Our teaching for mastery approach is underpinned by the NCETM’s 5 big ideas.
Fig.1: The NCETM’s Five Big Ideas in Teaching for Mastery: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/50042