The Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) is designed to help children and young people across Scotland gain the knowledge, skills and attributes needed for life in the 21st century. This includes skills for learning, life and work. If you know a little about mastery-based learning, this should sound familiar.
That’s because the CfE shares many core aims with a mastery approach:
- All children can become successful learners.
- Planning is responsive to the needs of children.
- Assessment is simple and intrinsic to learning.
- Children are involved in their own learning.
Here are reasons I think maths mastery aligns with the Curriculum for Excellence, and more importantly, how your pupils can benefit.