What is involved?
Knowledge of multiplication and division and its applications forms the single most important aspect of the KS2 curriculum, and is the gateway to success at secondary school. This project enables pupils in Years 4 and 5 to develop fluency in multiplication and division facts, and a confidence and flexibility with number that exemplifies good number sense.
Professional development materials will be provided to cover five short sessions a week, with participants expected to support colleagues in their year groups to use the resources with all Year 4 and 5 classes.
Who can take part?
This project is for schools that are involved in Mastering Number at Reception and KS1, and are also in a Sustaining Work Group. Lead participants from Work Group schools will be two teachers – one from each of Year 4 and Year 5. Support will also be given to maths leads and headteachers.
What will you learn?
- Your pupils in KS2 will develop automaticity in multiplication and division facts through regular practice
- You will develop an understanding of how pupils progress in their knowledge and understanding of multiplicative concepts
- You will work as part of a professional learning community to refine your practice
- You and your school leaders will develop Mastering Number at KS2 as part of the curriculum in Years 4 and 5
What is the cost?
The Mastering Number at KS2 Work Groups are fully funded by the Maths Hubs Programme so are free to participating schools.