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An Introduction to Mastery in Mathematics: Learning from the East

Online [Via Zoom] | Wednesday 28th April 2021

** Important note ** If you book fewer than 7 days in advance of this course OR you do not receive the pre-course information a week in advance, please email to ensure you can access the pre-course material.

Please email to register for 2024/25 programme

Course Details

Shanghai and Singapore lead the world in the Pisa Tables for mathematics. The Shanghai approach has been championed by mathematics leaders and the government. As part of Fox’s Lead Maths Hub role, two teachers visited Shanghai to observe Maths lessons and were lucky enough to host two visiting Chinese teachers for one month.

This course offers School Leaders and teachers the opportunity to explore Shanghai teaching methods, lesson planning and resources and to find out how these methods have been
implemented into our everyday practice to achieve mastery.

The course will include:

Approaches to planning a mastery
Conceptual variation,
Procedural variation and intelligent
Use of precise mathematical vocabulary
The role of immediate feedback
Alternatives to traditional differentiation
Use of rich pictorial stimuli
Concrete resources to support conceptual understanding

Participants will have the opportunity to look at Shanghai text books and to observe a Shanghai-style lesson (using online lessons)

What you can take home:

Exemplar planning
Extensive Shanghai flipcharts and
Resources for lessons
Support with variation practice
Support with mathematical language
Links to filmed lessons


This course will take place on Zoom and will be 1.5 hours. Modules for self-study will be sent prior to this session.