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Why follow Mastery in Maths at KS1 and KS2? 6 real benefits

Sceptical of mastery in Maths? This post outlines 6 benefits of adopting a mastery approach in a UK context, even when you’re not following an entire Singapore or Shanghai Maths approach

By Pete Richardson

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Quick and easy guide to Place Value in KS1 and KS2

Doesn’t it seem like every term starts with place value work? There’s a reason for that. It underpins everything. Let's break down place value in the new(ish) primary national curriculum

By Jodie Lopez

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How hands on manipulatives transform KS2 Maths in mastery

Maths manipulatives and hands on concrete resources have always been acceptable in the EYFS classroom as a method of teaching primary Maths concepts, but what about KS2?

By Wendy Liu

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How to take Maths specialists from good to outstanding

Many teachers have finished the first of their INSET days this year, it seems a good opportunity to share some of the lessons we’ve learnt through our own training of hundreds of tutors

By Ed Salton

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How to assess KS2 learning gaps in Maths early in Year 6

If you're looking to identify pupils' learning gaps, many will introduce a quick gap analysis to pinpoint individual learning needs and identify common areas that pupils struggle with

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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16 back to school Maths activities to tackle ‘summer brain drain’

Our top 16 back to school Maths activities. Try these engaging, fun and effective problem-solving KS2 Maths activities to clear out those cognitive cobwebs this autumn term.

By Sam Bennett

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Teach First Conference: How to support Pupil Premium kids

I am extremely passionate about working together to end inequality in education and ensuring that a school's Pupil Premium budget is used wisely and for maximum effect.

By Sophie Waterman-Smith

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What is Asian style Maths: Why many UK schools adopt it in their lessons

Get to grips with Asian style Maths and what it means for your classroom: the Government invests £41 million into the teaching the technique.

By Wendy Liu

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Must read: EEF trial on Affordable Online Maths Tuition

We're not the only ones who believe in 1-to-1, as at the start of 2014 Nesta and the Education Endowment Foundation asked us if we’d consider being involved in a trial

By Sam Southwell

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13 Outdoor Maths activities for Early Years to Year 6

With summer holidays closer than ever (seriously, haven't you been counting?!) you may be taking time to reflect on the progress that you and your pupils have made in Maths this year.

By Ellie McCann

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