We’re thrilled to bring our members and future members, our maths mastery scheme of work: Maths Masters – a pick up and go maths scheme designed to save you time and help deepen children’s understanding and work towards mastery through developing strong problem solving and reasoning skills.Created alongside maths specialists, Maths Masters helps teachers deliver high-quality, consistent maths teaching in an engaging and practical way, perfectly linked to the National Curriculum, following a mastery approach. Keep maths fresh, exciting and accessible, with hands-on ideas, all with little preparation needed.
Each week you will find daily lessons and supporting resources that are engaging and , age-appropriate, ensuring maths lessons that not only ensure curriculum coverage but also help each individual pupil progress.
Why follow a mastery approach?
Why use the CPA approach (concrete-pictorial-abstract)?
Children often find maths difficult because of the abstract concepts involved. It is often referred to as a language that many people don’t speak or understand! By using the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract approach we are ensuring children have a deep understanding of the concept being taught. Children start with concrete apparatus before moving on to pictorial representations and finally begin to use abstract symbols in order to enhance procedural fluency and conceptual understanding.
How to use maths small steps
Each block of the maths curriculum is split into weeks, following small steps of learning. The small steps cover all the learning objectives for each year group. Some small steps will be taught in a single lesson, whereas others will be taught over two or more lessons. Our scheme provides guidance as to when to teach the small steps, but teachers should use their own judgement as to how long to spend on each step, tailoring the scheme to the needs of their pupils.
Features of our maths mastery lessons and resources
- Low prep – just download and go.
- Concrete/ Pictorial/ Abstract approach incorporated into scheme.
- Aligned with the National Curriculum and small steps
- Perfect for NQTs or experienced teachers in need of fresh ideas.
- Developed by a Primary maths expert with teachers in mind.
- Contains everything you need for every maths lesson in a week.
Whats included in our maths mastery scheme of work
- Editable weekly maths lesson plans that include an outline of that week’s teaching activities.
- Contains vocabulary, small steps, and national curriculum links as well as assessment questions.
- Gives advice on common misconceptions/typical errors.
- Ideas for further activities, problem solving and challenges for fluency and variation.
- Comes complete with web links to the resources needed for each lesson – just click and go!
Whiteboard lesson presentations
- Animated and editable, ‘pick up and go’ maths mastery whiteboard lesson presentations to guide you through the learning and modelling.
- Contains TAF statements, small steps and national curriculum links.
- Can be used by teachers, teaching assistants and other support staff.
- The KS1 maths presentations come complete with teaching notes to help you deliver the lessons and explain each concept more fully.
- Fluency and problem solving activities.
Revision mats for assessment and consolidation
Differentiated maths revision mats that assess and consolidate that week’s learning. Also ideal for home learning, or as morning tasks.
- Worksheets are differentiated at two levels (aimed at those developing an understanding and those at the expected standard).
- Those at the developing level contain more scaffolding and visual prompts to support pupils.
- Each lesson plan and presentation provides challenges and ideas for further problem solving activities.
- Opportunities to differentiate by working in a guided group, working collaboratively (such as in mixed ability pairs), or by using concrete equipment such as cubes or number lines.
- Plans are editable with a section for notes so that lessons and activities can be adapted to meet the needs of all pupils.
Want to see more? Try our KS1 maths mastery resources for yourself with a free sample pack,