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Maths Mastery workshop

Teaching for Mastery:  Lessons for Mathematics

1 day workshop

Monday 6th March 2017  9am-4pm

Location: Harrison Primary School



What does 'mastery learning' mean?

What are the implications for teaching primary mathematics?

This one day workshop is aimed at teachers.  The day will be facilitated by renowned Professor Mike Askew. Mike's primary aim is to make mathematical activities engaging and enjoyable for all learners, and thus more understandable for all.  Throughout the day, the emphasis will be on the practical implications for classrooms, implications that are firmly grounded in research.


Workshop outline:

  • Over the course of this day you will look at the ideas behind teaching for mastery and whether your school needs to question some of your current practices.
  • You will explore some of the different interpretations of what mastery means and consider which may be the most productive.
  • You will consider the implications for teaching, in terms of what teaching for mastery might look like, looking in particular at the role and
  • importance of reasoning and problem solving in teaching for mastery. You will also look at some of the myths that seem to be developing around the idea.
  • You will examine how a focus on big ideas, reasoning and deepening learners’ thinking about mathematics can support mastery learning. You will look at ways to promote inclusive classrooms.


Mike Askew iProfessor Mike Askews Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Witswatersrand, Johannesburg, having previously held Professorships at Monash University, Melbourne and King’s College, London. After teaching in primary schools in and around London, Mike moved into teacher education and developed his interest in research. He has directed many research projects including the influential 'Effective Teachers of Numeracy in Primary Schools' and was deputy director of the five-year Leverhulme Numeracy Research Programme, examining teaching, learning and progression of students from age 5 to 11. Mike’s research has been widely published both in the academic press and as books and resources for teachers, including Transforming Primary Mathematics and A Practical Guide to Transforming Primary Mathematics (both published by Routledge).




£80 per person, includes lunch and refreshments.



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