Maths Mastery: The Why and the What

Maths content writer Sarah Garry explores the fact and fiction behind maths mastery. A Passing Fad or Evidence-Based Game Changer? Read up on the latest maths pedagogy, and you’ll struggle to avoid seeing the word ‘mastery’ fairly regularly. It’s more than just a buzzword though; it’s a government supported initiative designed to raise attainment across all groups by ensuring students build strong foundations and develop deep understanding. Leaning heavily on the education programmes of Shanghai and Singapore, widely recognised as the leading educators in maths, science and reading, the programme supports the 2014 curriculum that says, ‘All pupils should become … Continue reading Maths Mastery: The Why and the What

GCSE Maths Revision: Problem Solving

Problem solving is a major part of the new GCSE format. The most important point is that, if you see a question that is unlike anything you have seen before, don’t panic or assume that you don’t know how to answer it! You may well know all of the maths content needed to solve the problem but the challenge is working out what you have to use. Continue reading GCSE Maths Revision: Problem Solving