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Mastery Professional Development


Created on 17 July 2017 by ncetm_administrator
Updated on 19 June 2019 by ncetm_administrator

Introduction

Your subject knowledge is key to successful teaching for mastery, as well as your understanding of the learning steps required, and the order of those steps. We have designed these materials with this in mind. They will assist you in your professional development and enable you to deliver teaching for mastery with confidence.

We’ve split the curriculum up into a small number of areas – we call these ‘spines’. We’re starting where children start: with Spine 1: Number, Addition and Subtraction. This is followed by Spine 2: Multiplication and Division and Spine 3: Fractions.

An explanation of the structure of these materials, with guidance on how teachers can use them, is contained in this NCETM podcast. The main message in the podcast is that the materials are principally for professional development purposes. They demonstrate how understanding of concepts can be built through small coherent steps and the application of mathematical representations. Unlike a textbook scheme they are not designed to be directly lifted and used as teaching materials. The materials can support teachers to develop their subject and pedagogical knowledge and so help to improve mathematics teaching in combination with other high-quality resources, such as textbooks.


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