Maths Mastery: Teaching Through Rich and Relevant Problem Solving


‘Mastery’ in mathematics ensures learners have deep understanding of a concept and can apply their skills to a wide range of contexts

Invest in this training for your staff and learn how to:


  • Develop new approaches to whole-school planning to ensure children’s experiences are successfully built upon year by year
  • Improve teacher subject knowledge and pedagogy the proven difference to pupil attainment
  • Identify rich and relevant problem solving contexts from real life, across the curriculum and through well-loved stories (particularly effective in the EYFS and KS 1)
  • Integrate the highly successful ‘Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract’ approach (Bruner/Singapore) to ensure children constantly connect and sharpen their number sense and reasoning tools

Who is suitable for?

SMT, teachers and support staff from the EYFS to Year 6


Organisational Options:

For sustained improvement:

Option 1: Three half day sessions (most popular choice)

  • Costs start at only £375 (+VAT) per session for a single school or £40 (+VAT) per delegate per session for a local cluster 
  • 2 free places for the host school
  • Sessions delivered in a local school and spread over time to allow for essential in-class action and feedback
  • Mornings or afternoons from 9:00- 12:00 and 1:00pm-4:00pm (this can be easily adjusted to mornings or another time to suit your needs)
  • Group can be single school or local cluster group (min. 15 and max. 25) No additional expenses for local cluster groups


Looking for an easy way to confirm dates with a group? Use the wonderfully simple Doodlepoll. Click here to find out more


Option 2: Full training day followed by half day or twilight sessions

  • Whole school INSET day with follow up sessions to support vital in-class action
  • Costs start at £650 (+VAT) for a full day and £375 (+VAT) per half day for a single school (discounts available for schools wishing to cluster together)

To find out more contact Karen

*Expenses included for individual cluster cost and additional for other training options




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    Thank you so much Karen. I enjoyed the training this morning tremendously and tried out the ideas straight after lunch with my class leading to 20 mins of enthusiastic discussion! Brilliant!

    The children said they really enjoyed it and wanted to do more so I am definitely going to be changing my teaching!’

  • Thank you for showing us HOW to change. So many courses just tell us what isn't working but not how to go about addressing this. Your approaches make so much sense! Thank you.

  • Just to say thank you again for 3 really brilliant talks at SGIS. We're a small school near Basel and we’d be interested in anything you’re doing nearby (Zurich way) so please let us know!