At Meredith, we use the Maths Mastery Approach developed by Ark Schools to help structure our mathematical learning.
The three key features of Maths Mastery are:
- High expectations for every child
- More time on fewer topics
- Problem solving at the heart
Children always begin their mathematical enquiry with real resources (we call these manipulatives.) Then children move to picture representations of number before finally moving to a numeral representation or calculation. It is expected that by planning a process where children first experiment then move to picture before number that children will be more secure with number concepts. Please click here for more information: