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Coherence in Maths Teaching for Mastery


Coherence is one of the five big ideas of teaching for mastery in mathematics. It refers to the way that lessons are planned and delivered in a way that builds on prior knowledge and leads to a deep understanding of the concepts being taught.


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When teaching for mastery, it is important to start with a clear understanding of the mathematical concepts that students need to learn. This understanding can be gained by reviewing the curriculum, talking to other teachers, and consulting with experts. Once the concepts have been identified, they can be sequenced in a way that makes sense for students.

Coherence when planning for mastery
Coherent planning

It is also important to make connections between new concepts and prior knowledge. This can be done by using concrete materials, real-world examples, and analogies. By making connections, students are better able to understand new concepts and see how they relate to what they already know.

Coherence when planning and teaching for mastery
Coherence when planning for mastery

Coherence when planning and teaching for mastery
Coherence in maths planning for mastery

Coherence when planning and teaching for mastery
Teaching for mastery

Finally, it is important to provide students with opportunities to practice what they have learned. This can be done through a variety of activities, such as problem-solving, group work, and hands-on activities. By practicing, students solidify their understanding of the concepts and become more proficient in their mathematical skills.

Here are some tips for creating a coherent mathematics curriculum:

  • Start with a clear understanding of the mathematical concepts that students need to learn.

  • Sequence the concepts in a way that makes sense for students.

  • Make connections between new concepts and prior knowledge.

  • Provide students with opportunities to practice what they have learned.

By following these tips, you can create a coherent mathematics curriculum that will help students develop a deep understanding of the concepts and become proficient in their mathematical skills.


Downloadable PowerPoint

A downloadable PowerPoint presentation on coherence in maths teaching for mastery is available here:

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This presentation provides more information on the importance of coherence in mathematics teaching and how to create a coherent mathematics curriculum.

I hope this blog post and PowerPoint presentation have been helpful. Please let me know if you have any questions.

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