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MaST Programme · 2M ago

Reading for residential 1 in the Mastery Specialist Programme

Since my last post, the White Rose Maths Hub was renamed West Yorkshire Maths Hub. There are many reasons behind the change but it doesn’t affect my position, thankfully! This week sees the ...
MaST Programme · 6M ago

White Rose Maths Hub: Primary Mastery Specialist Programme

It is with great pleasure that I can resurrect this site with news that I have recently accepted the opportunity to work with the White Rose Maths Hub and train as a Primary Mastery Speciali...
MaST Programme · 1Y ago

Project Update

This project ended a while ago. I am aware that this has been a very neglected blog. I am now a qualified MaST Specialist and use my skills with colleagues on a regular basis. I guide my wor...
MaST Programme · 1Y ago

Reflections from Study Block 9

The taught session of Study Block 9 discussed a lot of the history of counting and of the different number systems used in various times throughout history. We looked at Babylonian, Egyptian...
MaST Programme · 1Y ago

Getting back into the swing things

The title here implies I’m about to write something about pendulums, however, it’s more to explain why there has been such an absence of posts from recent MaST work. The main reason is that ...
MaST Programme · 1Y ago

Study Block 7

A tricky one this. Have barely written much in quite a while. In fact, since I completed my first assignment – something I will post here once the course is over. We’re going back to geometr...
MaST Programme · 1Y ago

Generalising The Pattern Rule For Visual Growth Patterns: Actions That Support 8 Year Olds’ Thinking

Key points: This article is full of ideas to support my action research with children when the time comes. I intend to use some of the ideas within to help structure my input and form the ba...
MaST Programme · 1Y ago

Plans for action research into children’s use of algebra to describe growing patterns

Over the course of the next couple of weeks in school, I intend to begin my work with the children. I haven’t really finished my reading yet, but I have a solid foundation to begin from – al...
MaST Programme · 1Y ago

An Error Analysis Of Form 2 (Grade 7) Students In Simplifying Algebraic Expressions: A Descriptive Study

Key points: Algebra is a third of the Malaysian Secondary Mathematics curriculum. The article lists a large range of sources relating to misconceptions in the understanding of algebra. It st...
MaST Programme · 1Y ago

Algebra At The Age Of Four

Key points: The article discusses how algebraic equations can be shown as visual sentences. The example of x+y=4, where x>y is used. The Reception aged children are given two rules to colour...