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Teaching for Mastery

The Essence of Mathematics Teaching for Mastery 
Underpinning principles, lesson design, and how mastery works in the classroom.

Five Big Ideas in Teaching for Mastery
The fundamental characteristics that underpin teaching for mastery in all school and college phases.


Behind all NCETM and Maths Hubs work in the field of teaching for mastery are Five Big Ideas, all informed by research evidence and classroom experience.
The diagram below helps bind these ideas together.


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For more detailed information on teaching for mastery, including case studies, lesson videos and professional development materials, see the NCETM mastery pages.