This course is suitable for any maths teacher interested in finding out more about Mastery in Maths. We will consider the research evidence for enhanced learning through mastery methods, the teaching techniques, strategies and approaches and the implications for our lesson planning and teaching.


  • Increase your understanding of mastery in mathematics
  • Improve your teaching, to ensure pupils make more than expected progress
  • Develop your ability to teach reasoning and problem-solving
  • Understand better how to use concrete, pictorial and abstract approaches in your classroom
  • Learn how to assess accurately the extent to which your pupils have ‘mastered’ a concept


“Well structured, plenty of opportunities to discuss strategies and compare different approaches.” – Nailsea School, Tuesday 28th June 2016


COURSE DATES Available In-School only
WHO FOR?  Secondary mathematics teachers
KS3 and KS4 mathematics coordinators
Mathematics subject leaders
IN-SCHOOL You can also book this as an In-School Course
Detailed notes On-line materials
Powerpoint presentations CPD Certificate
 High quality training facilities Sit-down buffet lunch



10.00 – 11.00am: Exploring maths mastery

  • What the research says about mastery learning generally, and specifically in mathematics
  • How will it impact on your teaching? How will it affect pupils’ learning?

11.00 – 11.20am: Break


11.20 – 12.30pm: Moving to a mastery approach

  • Ensuring all pupils master the concepts
  • Using ‘concrete, pictorial, abstract’ approaches, including the Singapore bar model
  • Strategies and examples to deepen pupils’ understanding
  • Making reasoning and problem-solving central to your teaching

12.30 – 1.30pm: Lunch


1.30 – 2.30pm: Outstanding maths mastery lessons

  • What does differentiation look like in a mastery curriculum?
  • Activities and resources to support mastery lessons
  • Using the mastery model to prepare pupils for linear GCSEs

2.30 – 2.40pm: Break


2.40 – 3.40pm: Preparing for examination success

  • Supporting students become independent learners
  • Effective revision through the course and mock exams