A mathematical concept or skill has been mastered when a pupil can represent it in multiple ways, has the mathematical language to communicate related ideas, and can independently apply the concept to new problems in unfamiliar situations.
Mastery is a journey and long-term goal, achieved through exploration, clarification, practice, and application over time. At each stage of learning, pupils should be able to demonstrate a deep, conceptual understanding of the topic and be able to build on this over time.
This is not about just being able to memorise key facts and procedures, which tends to lead to superficial understanding that can easily be forgotten. Pupils should be able to select which mathematical approach is most effective in different scenarios.
(TES booklet: A mastery approach to teaching and learning mathematics Teaching for mater in primary maths updated Aug 2, 2018)
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White Rose Maths
At Windhil21, for our Maths Curriculum, we will be using White Rose as the starting point for our planning. After looking into this scheme, we decided that it will improve the consistency of resources and vocabulary used throughout year groups, and it aligns to the end of term assessments the children complete. White Rose links to the National Curriculum aims for each year group and by following this scheme, it ensures all topics are covered. White Rose have also developed and improved their schemes of learning recently to ensure there are enough small steps in the learning so that children are able to master each concept. If you would like to explore White Rose further, the link below will take you to an Advice and Guidance page for parents. https://whiterosemaths.com/advice-and-guidance#start