Maun Infant and Nursery School

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Mastering Number

Mastering Number:

We are taking part in the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) project to support the teaching of basic maths skills in our school. This project aims to secure firm foundations in the development of good number sense (a deep understanding of number) for all children from Reception through to Year 2. The aim over time is that children will leave KS1 and begin KS2 with fluency in calculation and confidence and flexibility with number.

Each KS1 class partakes in a short ‘Mastering Number’ session four times a week, in addition to their White Rose Maths lesson. Over the year, the children will experience using a range of resources and representations, which scaffold understanding by using different manipulatives to expose the same structures, including a small abacus-like piece of equipment called a rekenrek (as shown below).