Mastery Mathematics for Primary Teachers
- Robert Newell - UCL Institute of Education, UK
Key coverage includes:
- Key terminology in mastery-style teaching
- The challenges in implementing a mastery approach
- The use of manipulative resources for deeper understanding
- An analysis of mastery and related schemes of work currently available
- Assessing mastery
- How to apply mastery concepts in the early years
‘Mastery Mathematics for Primary Teachers is carefully crafted to present a concise understanding of the key aspects of Mastery, and its clear links to the aims of our NC. Newell considers the synergy between Shanghai, Singapore and the UK approaches to mastery and welcomes the benefits that this approach could bring, whilst providing thought provoking consideration of the adaptations that will be necessary for maximum UK impact. Practice and theory merge seamlessly in this highly readable book.’
With ‘mastery’ teaching in mathematics taking root in schools up and down the country, the need for an accessible, fuss-free book for classroom teachers, is overdue. This book fulfils that need with accessible and comprehensive discussion of the thinking behind mastery teaching and its practical implications. The book is not afraid to tackle some of the more difficult aspects of mastery teaching, including assessment and what mastery looks like in the early years.
Mastery Mathematics for Primary Teachers is a very welcome book highlighting the much-needed place of a mastery approach in our classrooms. Newell’s book is both accessible and detailed making it a great read for those embarking on or continuing the mastery journey. It is peppered with case studies enabling teachers to understand mastery in practice.
This gives an excellent context for mastery in mathematics in England and further afield.
I use this book to demonstrate a mastery in maths book. Useful to share with trainees. They make their own minds up.
This is an excellent exploration of the key features of Mastery Mathematics, providing an in-depth and balanced view. Case studies support the theory with relevant, accessible examples in practice.
This is a highly readable book, which explores the implementation of a mastery approach to teaching mathematics, its origins and the many benefits and challenges, which are all underpinned by theoretical perspectives and many thought provoking questions.