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Mastery Approach to Maths

St.Teresa’s School introduced the Mathematics Mastery Programme in September 2017. We have experienced positive results and will continue to use this approach into the future. It involves a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject of Maths.

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At St Teresa's we believe that all pupils can achieve,  we teach the whole class together building on previous knowledge of what the children already know and plan for small steps. We encourage children to use the precise mathematical language and to speak in full sentences when explaining. We spend longer time on key mathematical topics and provide time to go deeper and embed learning. We also recognise the needs of all pupils and provide rapid interventions when needed. 

Maths Lead - Miss Sexton

Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract

 

All students will have the opportunity to build mastery in maths by taking the approach Concrete – Pictorial – Abstract, described below. 

  • Concrete – children will have the opportunity to use concrete objects and manipulatives to help them understand what they are doing.

  • Pictorial – children will then build on this concrete approach by using pictorial representations. These representations can then be used to reason and solve problems. These include whole -part models and bar models.

  • Abstract – with the foundations firmly laid, children will be able to move to an abstract approach using numbers and key concepts with confidence.

C - Concrete

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P - Pictorial

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A - Abstract

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Resources we use in the school.

Resources we use in the school. 1 Dienes
Resources we use in the school. 2 Cuisennaire rods
Resources we use in the school. 3 Multilink cubes
Resources we use in the school. 4 Numicon number lines
Resources we use in the school. 5 Ten Frames
Resources we use in the school. 6 Beadstring
Resources we use in the school. 7 Whole - Part Method
Resources we use in the school. 8 Place Value Counters
Resources we use in the school. 9 Numicon shapes

Our Year Three's representing the school at a Multiplication competition.

Our Year Three's representing the school at a Multiplication competition. 1
Our Year Three's representing the school at a Multiplication competition. 2
Our Year Three's representing the school at a Multiplication competition. 3

Useful Maths Websites

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