Welcome to the Mastery Hub!
What is mastery?
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) is working with maths experts across the country to develop a consistent understanding of the key principles behind maths mastery.
At its core, a mastery approach rejects the idea that some children can’t do maths. It recognises that by nurturing positive attitudes and building confidence in mathematics, all children can achieve.
Concepts are built in small, logical steps and are explored through clear mathematical structures and representations. Children are taught together as a whole class and the focus is on depth - not acceleration - so that all children have a chance to embed learning. Teaching is supported by high-quality resources which present the flow of lessons coherently and provide opportunities for plenty of intelligent practice.
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Recent blog posts
Textbooks in maths - why the scare-factor?
In this blog Beth Smith (Head of Primary at White Rose Maths and author on Power Maths) explores how teachers can use well-researched, high-quality textbooks and their accompanying Teacher Guides effectively in their classrooms to support their teaching.
Looking for resources to support you in teaching for mastery?
Discover new Power Maths - Created in partnership with White Rose Maths and recommended by the DfE.
Find out how Abacus can support you in teaching for mastery and help inspire a genuine love of maths.