Maths Mastery and White Rose

1. White Rose Maths Scheme:

  • The White Rose Maths Scheme is a comprehensive approach to teaching mathematics that focuses on developing a deep understanding of mathematical concepts. It provides a structured curriculum with clear progression from one concept to the next, aiming to build pupils’ confidence and fluency in maths.
  • This scheme often incorporates visual representations, problem-solving activities, and opportunities for reasoning to help children grasp mathematical concepts more effectively. It’s designed to be accessible and engaging for pupils while also challenging them to think critically about maths.

2. Maths Mastery:

  • Maths Mastery is an approach to teaching mathematics that originated in Singapore and has gained popularity worldwide, including in the UK. It emphasises a deep understanding of mathematical concepts rather than rote memorisation of procedures.
  • In Maths Mastery classrooms, pupils work through concepts together as a class, with the teacher providing guidance and support. Lessons typically involve a lot of discussion, exploration, and problem-solving, allowing pupils to develop a strong foundation in maths.
  • This approach often uses concrete manipulatives and visual aids to help children understand abstract mathematical ideas. It aims to ensure that all pupils master key concepts before moving on to more advanced topics, promoting a solid understanding of maths fundamentals.

At Northfields, we deliver these lessons four times per week in addition to daily White Rose maths lessons.

3. Differences:

While both the White Rose Maths Scheme and Maths Mastery share a focus on developing a deep understanding of mathematics, they have some differences in their approach and implementation.

  • The White Rose Maths Scheme provides a structured curriculum with clear progression, offering a comprehensive framework for teaching mathematics. It incorporates a variety of teaching methods and resources to support pupils’ learning. Maths Mastery, on the other hand, places a strong emphasis on collaborative learning and problem-solving, with an aim to develop pupils’ mathematical reasoning skills. It often involves more interactive and discussion-based activities in the classroom.

  • Both approaches have their strengths, and we have chosen to combine elements of both based on pupils’ specific needs and preferences. The goal is to provide them with a solid foundation in mathematics and prepare them for future learning and success.

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