King Solomon Academy visit. Mastery-based learning in action

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  1. Imran says:

    Sorry to sound negative but there are other elements at play that have been overlooked, namely, budget for their maths dept, qualified staff, number of hours afforded to maths- how much money has been pumped into this school? This is not a miracle but an experiment.

  2. mrsoclee says:

    That sounds like a fantastic experience in a fantastic school! Hopefully we can all learn something.

  3. Really good read and great to pick up some excellent ideas. Sounds like a fantastic place to work and teach.

  4. Horsham Tiger says:

    I really like the ideas in here, but if all lower ability students were given 7 hours a week for 5 years you would see a massive jump in results across the country.
    Currently we have 200 minutes a week compared to KSA 420 minutes a week. This works out to be 715 extra hours of maths teaching in the secondary school.

    Our more able students would only get a mere extra 559 hours of teaching.

    Kris and KSA have excellent ideas etc but the extra hours must make a huge difference to any research findings.

    • I couldn’t agree more. More time spent doing the right things seems to make all the difference. KSA certainly combine the two. If you can’t get the extra time, there’s a limit to what can be achieved…

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