Language Is Critical To Deep Understanding in Maths

A Mathematics Mastery approach can have a profound impact on language and mathematical thinking for children, especially those with special educational needs, explains Helen Drury

The five-year old boy smiles confidently at his class. “Because I know that double four is eight, and I know that a square has four sides, I know that two squares will have eight sides altogether”. It’s just a normal day for the class, and reasoning like this has become an expected part of Year 1 maths lessons.

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