In the Classroom

Materials, guidance and National Curriculum resources

How to use this section

In addition to the materials above, we also have plenty of resources to help you plan and deliver great lessons, and to assess your pupils’ knowledge and understanding. To find what you need, you can filter the resources by phase, including many right down to the year group you teach. You can also filter by resource type, and choose the right kind of resource to help with your maths teaching.

Many of these resources are also suitable for small groups of teachers to use for collaborative professional development.

Educational Phase

Key Stage
Year Group

Resource Type

Primary Assessment Materials

Questions, tasks and activities supporting teaching for mastery.

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4
  • Year 5
  • Year 6
  • Assessment 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.

  • KS3
  • Secondary
  • Mastery PD Materials

Operating on number

Theme 2 comprises two interconnected core concepts, each of which covers a set of ‘knowledge, skills and understanding’ statements.

  • KS3
  • Secondary
  • Mastery PD Materials

Multiplicative reasoning

Theme 3 comprises two interconnected core concepts, each of which covers a set of ‘knowledge, skills and understanding’ statements.

  • KS3
  • Secondary
  • Mastery PD Materials

Sequences and graphs

Theme 4 comprises two interconnected core concepts, each of which covers a set of ‘knowledge, skills and understanding’ statements.

  • KS3
  • Secondary
  • Mastery PD Materials

Statistics and probability

Theme 5 comprises three interconnected core concepts, each of which covers a set of ‘knowledge, skills and understanding’ statements.

  • KS3
  • Secondary
  • Mastery PD Materials

Geometry

Theme 6 comprises four interconnected core concepts, each of which covers a set of ‘knowledge, skills and understanding’ statements.

  • KS3
  • Secondary
  • Mastery PD Materials

Departmental Workshops

Collaborative CPD sessions for maths departments or other groups of secondary teachers

  • KS3
  • Secondary

Marking Guidance

Guidance documents to enable effective marking and feedback

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • Guidance

Progression Maps for Key Stage 3

The progression maps are structured using the topic headings as they appear in the National Curriculum

  • KS3
  • Secondary
  • Progression Maps

The Bar Model

The bar model is used in Singapore and other countries, such as Japan and the USA, to support children in problem solving

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Guidance

Research study modules

Ten study modules enabling you to access, understand and engage with academic research articles

  • Post-16
  • Secondary

Why Mastery Readiness isn't just 'mastery-lite'!

The Mastery Readiness Programme enables schools to put in place structures, systems and positive mathematical culture so they can successfully engage in teaching for mastery

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Case Study

Multiplication

Lesson videos on elements of progression in multiplication across the primary school

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Classroom Videos

Subtraction

Lesson videos on elements of progression in subtraction in Key Stage 2

  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Classroom Videos

Number Facts

Lesson videos on number facts for all four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Classroom Videos

Number and Place Value

Lesson videos on children developing understanding and fluency with number

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Classroom Videos

Division

Lesson videos on structures of division in terms of grouping and sharing at Key Stage 1; moving into a written algorithm at Key Stage 2 and demonstration of fluency at Key Stage 3

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • Primary
  • Classroom Videos

Fractions

Lesson videos addressing the ability to develop a secure understanding and calculate with fractions

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • Primary
  • Classroom Videos

Algebra

Lesson videos addressing the demands of the New Curriculum to introduce formal algebra into KS2

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • Primary
  • Classroom Videos

Multiplicative Reasoning

Lesson videos on representations in terms of the bar model and double number line are used to support reasoning and problem solving

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • KS3
  • Primary
  • Classroom Videos

Reasoning Skills

Developing opportunities and ensuring progression in the development of reasoning skills

  • KS1
  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Progression Maps

A Year 6 lesson on line graphs

A lesson from 2015/16 led by James Berry, subject leader and deputy head at Chesterton Primary School in Wandsworth

  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Year 6
  • Classroom Videos

Year 2 Shanghai showcase lesson

Ms Lynn, part of the the England–China exchange, leads a Year 2 lesson at Tubbenden Primary School

  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Year 5
  • Classroom Videos

Year 5 Shanghai showcase lesson

Ms Dai, part of the the England–China exchange, leads a Year 5 lesson at Tubbenden Primary School

  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Year 5
  • Classroom Videos

Times tables: 11 and 12

Spine 2: Multiplication and Division – Topic 2.11

  • KS2
  • Primary
  • Year 4
  • Mastery PD Materials

Cardinality and Counting

Understanding that the cardinal value of a number refers to the quantity, or ‘howmanyness’ of things it represents

  • Early Years
  • Early Years Materials

Comparison

Understanding that comparing numbers involves knowing which numbers are worth more or less than each other

  • Early Years
  • Early Years Materials

Composition

Understanding that one number can be made up from (composed from) two or more smaller numbers

  • Early Years
  • Early Years Materials

Pattern

Looking for and finding patterns helps children notice and understand mathematical relationships

  • Early Years
  • Early Years Materials

Shape and Space

Understanding what happens when shapes move, or combine with other shapes, helps develop wider mathematical thinking

  • Early Years
  • Early Years Materials

Measures

Comparing different aspects such as length, weight and volume, as a preliminary to using units to compare later

  • Early Years
  • Early Years Materials

Post-16 resources

Materials, podcasts, blogs and links for post-16 maths teaching and learning

  • Post-16

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