• Mastery PD Materials

The structure of the number system

Theme 1 comprises four interconnected core concepts, each of which covers a set of ‘knowledge, skills and understanding’ statements.

The structure of the number system

For each core concept, we have produced a detailed guidance document underpinned by a clear set of pedagogical principles and practices to support planning. Each document offers an overview of the content within the statements of knowledge, skills and understanding, and breaks them down further into focused key ideas.

At the end of the documents, some of the key ideas are exemplified, to demonstrate what planning for secure and deep understanding of mathematics at Key Stage 3 might involve. Other key ideas are left for individual departments and teachers to work on, alongside existing material and schemes.

There is also a guidance document that offers an overview of the theme as a whole.

Acknowledgements

The NCETM and Maths Hubs would like to thank the following for their contribution to the materials:

  • Secondary mathematics specialists: Debbie Barker; Frances Carr; Clare Dawson; Pete Griffin; Alison Hopper; Carol Knights; Steve Lomax; Richard Perring; Pete Sides; Maths Hubs Secondary Mastery Specialists
     
  • Educational consultant: Dr Alf Coles, University of Bristol
     
  • Editorial and production: Natasha Chippendale; Charlotte Christensen; Bronwyn Enright; Jackie Mace; David Mantovani; Andrew Young
     
  • Illustrations: Steve Evans

Phase

  • Secondary
  • KS3

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