" We believe that every child can master an understanding and love of maths
with the right kind of teaching and support."
The Maths - No Problem Mission
MPL has chosen to use the Maths - No Problem scheme through which to teach its maths curriculum. This is based on a mastery approach to learning. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures.
When teaching for mastery, the whole class moves through topics at broadly the same pace. Mastering maths means that children acquire a deep, long-term, secure and adaptable understanding of the subject. At any one point in a child's journey through the school, achieving mastery is taken to mean acquiring a solid enough understanding of the maths that has been taught to enable them to move on to more advanced material.
Children are given time to think deeply about the maths they are learning so that they can really understand the concepts at a rational level rather than simply as a set of rules or procedures. This approach leads to greater progress because it ensures pupils are secure in their understanding and teachers don't need to revisit topics at a later date.
Teaching for mastery offers all pupils access to the full maths curriculum. This inclusive approach, and its emphasis on promoting multiple methods of problem solving, builds confidence and resilience in pupils.