Mathematics Curriculum: A Mastery Approach
Our intention is to provide a high-quality mathematics education for all our pupils in order to equip them with the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.
At Milford we teach maths using the mastery approach. Central to our approach are the 5 Big Ideas which underpin mastery in mathematics:
The 5 Big Ideas
❖ Small, coherent steps throughout the lesson
❖ Variation – a balance between conceptual and procedural understanding
❖ Mathematical thinking - chains of reasoning; making connections
❖ Fluency – application of efficient methods and flexibility with Maths
❖ Representation and Structure – use of a range of ways both to represent a concept or non-concept, and to expose structures
We teach mathematics daily following the White Rose Maths Schemes Of Learning for mixed-aged classes. Teachers use this as a framework to plan effective, high-quality lessons.