Rainford High Technology College has joined The Mathematics Mastery partnership which aims for exceptional achievement for all students through exemplary teaching.
Mathematics Mastery strongly believe in an entitlement to a great mathematics education for all students, whatever their background or prior attainment. Central to this is the belief that everyone can improve and effort is more important than “ability”
Lessons focus on problem solving and depth of understanding. We want children to think like mathematicians, not just DO maths.
We believe that pupils should:
- Explore, wonder and question
Compare, classify and sort
Experiment, play with possibilities, modify things and see what would happen
Make theories, predictions and draw conclusions
All Year 7 and Year 8 students will follow the Mastery programme.
Mathematics Mastery is a long-term programme based on evidence and research. Although it’s in its early days of implementation, research by the University of Central London and the University of Cambridge has shown impact even after only one year of use which you may have seen through the press attention earlier this year.