Elements of Teaching for Mastery
Elements of Teaching for Mastery


The whole class are taught together ensuring that all pupils have access to the important mathematical ideas, skills and concepts.

Differentiation is achieved through questioning and scaffolding rather than by offering different tasks.

All pupils are regularly challenged through more demanding questions which deepen their understanding.

Source Guidance/Examples/Links/Stimuli
Planning Different Types of Questions NCETM guidance on planning different types of questions to support and challenge learners.
Questions That Can Extend Guidance from the Medway Numeracy team on strategies for questioning.
Charlie Stripp's Blog on Differentiation One of the 'Charlie's Angels' blogs on topical issues by Charlie Stripp, Director of NCETM.
Maths Mastery Differentiation Advice from Mathematics Mastery on how to teach the same topic to a class of students with different levels of attainment.
How to Extend a Task Video by Maths No Problem from Dr Yeap Ban Yar explaining how a lesson can be used for enrichment.
Making Best Use of TAs An EEF guidance report on the effective use of TAs
Same Day Intervention Summary of outcomes from same day interventions from a school from the Outwood Grange Academies Trust
Questioning Template A questioning grid based on the work by EEF to encourage deeper questioning.
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