School Improvement & Development Conference 2023: Book your early-bird place

Mastery in Maths in the Early Years: Using Mastery Principles to Develop Mathematical Understanding

Many schools now lean towards mastery-style curriculums to support the development of conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. For greatest impact, this development needs to begin in the early years if children are to master mathematical concepts and gain deep understanding.

  • TT Education’s ‘mastery cycle’
  • Explore the early years maths curriculum from a mastery point of view
  • Give you practical examples of mastery approaches to the teaching of maths in the early years

About this INSET

The importance of a deep understanding of early mathematics cannot be underestimated. Children need the opportunity to explore concepts and ideas through engaging activities to support this understanding.

This training will:

  • Look at the concept of variation to support a deep understanding
  • Explain how concrete resources and pictorial representations can be used to support children’s development
  • Explore the importance of language in maths


This INSET is appropriate for EYFS.

  • Early years practitioners
  • Early years leads
  • Staff new to the early years

Contact Us

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