How To Teach Mathematics for Mastery

A research-informed guide to teaching maths for mastery

Dr Helen Drury

Suitable for:  For Maths teachers, trainee Maths teachers, Heads of Maths and senior leaders

Price:  £17.25

ISBN: 978-0-19-841409-4
Publication date: 18/01/2018
Paperback: 320 pages
Dimensions: 216x138mm

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How To Teach Mathematics For Mastery is a research-informed guide to the key principles of the mastery approach. It summarises a wide range of research in a readable format, providing practical recommendations and guidance to help Secondary maths teachers and heads of department implement the mastery approach in their schools.


  • Draws on the wide range of international research that underpins mastery, with examples of the approach in action in UK Secondary schools
  • Helps to define what mastery is, and provide much needed Secondary perspective following the expansion of the south Asian approach in English Primary schools
  • An invaluable resource for teachers, heads of department and senior leaders exploring mastery implementation, as well as Maths Hub co-ordinators working with Secondary schools
  • Written by Dr Helen Drury, Executive Director of Mathematics Mastery and author of the popular Primary maths handbook Mastering Mathematics
  • Part of the Oxford Teaching Guide series - a range of practical, professional guides for teachers that cover a wide range of key issues in school teaching

This page was last updated on 06 August 2022 at 04:30 GMT


  • "This book is well founded on research and extensive experience. Helen offers tested advice that can recharge secondary mathematics, and she does this with wisdom and clarity. A sound and stimulating book." - Anne Watson, Professor of Mathematics Education, University of Oxford
  • "This book demonstrates how a love and deep understanding of mathematics can be developed in the classroom using a mastery approach. In an increasingly technological era, young people need confidence when applying mathematics. This book will help teachers instil that." - Jo Walker, Practising maths mastery teacher
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